“True Detective” has cast “Dexter” actor C.S. Lee to appear in Season 2 of the HBO anthology. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor, who portrayed Dexter’s lab partner, Vince Masuka, in the Showtime drama, will take on the recurring role of Richard Geldof.
Richard has been depicted as an intelligent state attorney general with grand political ambitions. He’s described as smooth, polished and well-spoken with a conflicted moral compass.
Lee was cast alongside Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly to appear in the eight-episode sophomoric season of “True Detective,” which is expected to premiere in summer 2015.
Nic Pizzolatto, the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed drama, told Entertainment Weekly what fans of the HBO series should anticipate from the new season. “It’s a story that uses the popular genre of police investigation to conduct a more nuanced metaphysical investigation of its characters and their world,” he explained. “In ‘True Detective,’ the world itself is the crime… This corruption at the root of the world. The poison at the root of the world is humanity.”
The plot of Season 2 will take place in California. “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California,” Pizzolatto continued during his interview. “And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”
But unlike the first season, the upcoming installment of “True Detective” will be directed by a slew of talent. Both Justin Lin and William Friedkin will direct episodes instead of Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga (who will be returning to Season 2 as an executive producer) taking on a brunt of the work. Pizzolatto explained that the decision to use multiple directors was put into play for the sole purpose of speeding up the production pace. Season 2 began filming in November.
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