With less than a month before the premiere of “True Detective” Season 2, fans are becoming restless with the mystery surrounding the much anticipated follow-up. Luckily, two new trailers are giving loyal viewers a brief glimpse at the upcoming action. While the previews do not give away much, a few new details emerged from the sneak peek teasers.
The first trailer, titled “Stand,” resembles the previous promos for the season, cycling through a montage of shots of the main characters giving intense, brooding looks to the camera. Watch the trailer below:
The second promo, “Chaos,” gives more away. The 30-second teaser features actual dialogue and some snippets of key scenes, adding more context to the mysterious storyline. Watch the “Chaos” trailer below:
Season 2 of “True Detective” will follow a new case when Los Angeles motorcycle cop Paul Woodrugh (Taylor Kitsch) discovers a murder scene. As LA Detective Ray Velacro (Colin Farrell) and Ventura County Sheriff’s Detective Ani Bezzerides (Rachel McAdams) get involved, the case becomes more complicated as the three cross paths with crooked businessman Frank Semyon (Vince Vaughn).
Here are three things we learned from the new “True Detective” trailers:
1. There Will Be Blood
While the short scenes in the trailers do not reveal much by way of plot, they do set the tone for the season and hint at a lot of violence. In a previous teaser, fans have already seen Farrell’s character sporting some brass knuckles, but the trailers show every main character is capable of some serious violence. Kitsch’s Woodrugh and Vaughn’s Semyon are both shown beating some unknown victims while McAdams’ Bezzerides can be seen slipping a blade into her boot and leading a police raid with a pistol drawn.
2. Conspiracy City
There’s a conspiracy afoot in Los Angeles! In fact, Detective Velacro is not sure he is even supposed to get to the bottom of the season’s big murder, asking in the “Chaos” trailer, “Am I supposed to solve this or not?” Meanwhile, Detective Bezzerides asks some unseen character, presumably Velacro or Woodrugh, “How compromised are you?” It does not appear they are dealing with an open-and-shut case, but it is “True Detective” after all.
3. Ray is the New Rust
Fans have been wondering who would replace the unforgettable Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and his existential rants from Season 1. Well, Velacro’s “I welcome judgment” line from the end of the “Chaos” trailer, coupled with his “We get the world we deserve” gem from previous promos, proves Farrell’s character will be the heir to Rust’s throne.
What did you think of the two new trailers? Tweet your thoughts to @Ja9GarofaloTV. "True Detective" Season 2 premieres Sunday, June 21, at 9 p.m. on HBO.