Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

By Jacob Klein on Sep 22, 2014 to True Detective

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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. 

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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.

 

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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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