“True Detective” just got a whole lot more musical. On Thursday, Dec. 11, Australian rocker Rick Springfield, 65, took to Twitter to reveal his participation in Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed HBO anthology. (Yes, you read that right.)
“Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO’s True Detective,” the “Jesse’s Girl” singer revealed in a surprising tweet. “What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!”
Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO's True Detective. What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) December 11, 2014
For those who are left scratching their heads by the "Jessie's Girl" singer's involvement in Nic Pizzolatto’s upcoming drama, you’re not alone! But we can’t say that the crooner’s “True Detective” new role is completely surprising. After all, Springfield does have a lengthy acting resume.
Springfield has been making appearances on both the small and the big screen since his debut on television in 1973. Some of his best known acting gigs consist of playing himself on “Californication,” portraying Noah Drake on “General Hospital” and appearing in the original flick “Battlestar Galatica,” E! Online reported.
So what role will Springfield be portraying in the sophomore series, which is expected to premiere in summer 2015? That tidbit still remains unknown -- but we do know his character will be acting alongside Farrell and McAdams per his tweet above.
Farrell has been cast as Ray Velcoro in Season 2 of “True Detective.” The official description of Farrell’s character states that Ray is a “compromised detective who allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
McAdams will be playing the role of Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura Country Sheriff’s detective “whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.”
Is it possible Springfield could be taking on the role of a criminal that is sought out by Ray and Ani? Or will he be sporting a badge himself?
Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions on Springfield’s “True Detective” character.