Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

By Jacob Klein on Sep 22, 2014 to True Detective



UPDATE:   As of 09.22.14 we can update with the following scant but important information. HBO has confirmed that not only is Colin Farrell in Season Two, but that VINCE VAUGHN is also involved. 


That information, plus brief character descriptions for both have been offered in this Press Release:

The eight-episode hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California.


Logline: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. 


The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.


Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.


Cast:  Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.


Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.


Additional casting will be announced as it is confirmed.


After months and months of excruciating speculation that started with Brad Pitt then meandered over to Christian Bale we’ve finally landed.  Superstar Colin Farrel, long rumored to be in the running for one of True Detective Season 2’s lead roles has confirmed to an Irish hewspaper that he will be joining the show.  Saying:

“I’m doing the second series.  I’m so excited.  I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.”

He also expressed excitement for True Detective season 2 to be shooting near LA because that’s a better situation for him and his family.  Farrel is staying tight lipped about the rest of the cast, though because they apparently haven’t been “locked down”.  We’ve heard rumors about Vince Vaughn,  X-Men’s Taylor Kitsch and even Jessica Chastain being in the show so far. We do know that at least one director has more than likely been confirmed, at least.

Don’t like Colin Farrel for some reason?  Well we can tell you that at least two additional leads and a major villain are also in the program so it certainly won’t be a one man show.

Once the series begins filming we’ll obviously know the entire cast and crew’s identities. We don’t know when that might be but if shooting takes four to five months and HBO is aiming for a summer 2015 release to replace True Blood you’d expect filming to start right after the holiday at the latest.  That’s about when True Blood usually filmed new seasons in LA as well.

We’ll keep you updated with all of the latest casting and air date information right here on HBOWatch.


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Can someone please explain why Matthew and Woody are not in season two . Is it due to money? If it is that is a real bummer. They made the show and it sound like that season two is not even going to follow season one. That is Bad for the show and the fans. I will give it a chance but I must be honest. It doesn’t look good for such a “True_ly awesome first season.

No, it wasn’t over money, but over creative choices. Both Matthew McC.and Woody H. wanted one-shot characters and not commit to a series. The series is an anthology like “American Horror Story” as a result. Each season it continues the characters, plot and locale will be different.

Vince Vaughn …R.I.P True Detective..

Wow…Vince Vaughn and Justin Lin?!?!?!? Were the people charged with creating the second season of such a well received, critically acclaimed and successful show like “True Detective”, smoking crack, drunk or otherwise dropped on their heads?!
Vince Vaughn and Justing Lin, sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or the DVD disount bin at your local Walmart…

I like Colin Farrell, so I’m excited about this. Vince Vaughn would make me want to tune out (though the quality of the writing is such that I might just grit my teeth through VV in order to continue enjoying the show).

Love Colin Farrell, but they need to cast the thing and get on with it. Sometimes people take the whole “buzz” thing to an extreme and it ends up hurting more than helping. People are going to be tired of hearing about it before they even start shooting.

Hey, I can get behind Colin Farrell. I’m looking for the rich characters, strong writing and maybe, even the same tone as Season One, but that is where I’d want the similarities to end. I’ll take something bold and different and Mr. Farrell might be a good enough vehicle to facilitate to that end.

it is going to be fun tracking Season Two.

I am stoked for this second season! Colin Farrell is pretty good looking, which will make me tune in even more (but not the main reason for me watching the series). Really hoping that season two will live up to season one’s success. However, I (like so many other fans) want to know who he’ll be paired up with and who some other supporting cast members will be. All in good time, I suppose.


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