Looks like HBO’s biggest mystery has just been solved. Reports indicate fans of the critically acclaimed anthology series “True Detective” can anticipate a summer premiere for the show’s second season. As if we didn’t already have enough reasons for loving the sunny season! It’s been announced “True Detective” would air its sophomore season in June 2015 rather than follow in it’s snowy-footsteps of a January premiere. Apparently HBO has its sights set on using “True Detective” as a way to fill the void left by the beloved vampire drama "True Blood," which came to an end this summer after seven seasons.
"This season, ‘True Blood’ is one of the highest-rated shows across the board; it gets over 10 million views an episode," HBO programming director Michael Lombardo told Hollywood Reporter in late August. "But the minute you feel you’re airing it for the numbers we start questioning it. Every season we sit down with the creator and say ‘Tell us what the next year will be like.’ And if there aren't exciting, unbelievable, undeniable ideas in the coming season, we’re questioning. And I think in the case of ‘True Blood,’ it just felt like we had reached a place where the storytelling was hitting a wall. And to stay just because the ratings were strong felt not who we are and we needed, quite honestly, the money and Sunday night space for new shows.”
And if you happened to watch Season 1 of the crime drama created and written by Nic Pizzolatto then you know just how perfect “True Detective” would be as a Sunday night replacement.
"We’re going to start shooting in September for it to air next summer," Lombardo told an audience at the Edinburgh TV Festival during the summer, confirming the “True Detective” Season 2 premiere date. "[It has] different characters, a different setting. It’s set in California, all of California. There are three cops. One of the characters is female. I think that’s probably all I’m allowed to say. We’ll probably be announcing casting soon."
Thus far it’s been theorized that Elisabeth Moss, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn would be appearing in Season 2 of the the Emmy Award winning series. You can find out more about their alleged roles here.
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