“True Detective” Season 2 has no cast – but it might have a director. Justin Lin, director of “Fast & Furious,” “Annapolis” and more is reportedly in talks to direct the premiere (and potentially more) of the second installment of the HBO series.
Deadline broke the news on Friday that the 42-year-old director and producer would potentially be replacing Cary Fukunaga for the highly anticipated second season of the mystery drama. Fukanaga directed all-eight episodes of season 1 and served as executive producer of the Nic Pizzolatto created series. Fukanaga is expected to stay on as an executive producer for Season 2, however Deadline is reporting that Lin is “in talks to direct at least the first two episodes of the upcoming season.” HBO declined to comment on the rumor.
Season 2 is confirmed to be a different tale than Season 1, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Pizzolatto previously revealed that the new installment will be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” McConaughey and Harrelson, who were both nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, will not be returning.
Lin’s reported addition is just another rumor to the long list circulating the web about “True Detective” Season 2. Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt and Vince Vaughn have been linked to the new season, although no casting news has been confirmed.
Justin Lin is currently attached to “Scorpion,” a new CBS series which he is an executive producer on. “Scorpion” will premiere on CBS on Monday, Sept. 22, at 9 p.m. EDT.