Taylor Kitsch and Others in TRUE DETECTIVE 2

By Jef Dinsmore on Oct 30, 2014 to True Detective


Some people are really getting worried about TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two. There are mumblings over the internet that the project is going so slow; that creator/writer Pizzolatto is taking forever to even get it cast. For example, Taylor Kitsch (pictured) has been rumored to be linked to the second season for months and we cannot even get official confirmation whether he is in it or not. Then there is the impatience of fans who are disappointed that the sophomore season has been pushed later into 2015. Personally, I don’t need the rush; I always say quality takes time. Anyway, fans, we take whatever news we can when we can, even if it is not official news. Such is the case with the  latest casting buzz.

Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights and movie Lone Survivor, which is appearing on HBO now) has hesitantly mentioned that he is onscreen in TRUE DETECTIVE as the character Paul Woodrugh. Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights and movie Lone Survivor, which is appearing on HBO now) has hesitantly mentioned that he is onscreen in TRUE DETECTIVE as the character Paul Woodrugh. His admission came via an interview with Adweek from which we take this information (hit that previous link for the full interview.)

You’ve got True Detective coming up?
[Nodding] Mm-hmm. (For the record from sources involved in the negotiations: the deal is close, but not complete.)


It’s a great show.
Yeah, I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True.


Is that why you took the year?TrueDetective-GoldLogo
Yeah, I mean it was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it. And having this meeting with Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be a actor, why you struggle and why you don’t quit. And when we’re talking, I mean he’s obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. And you’re just excited to go now. I can’t fucking wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes fucking balls to stand by that and do it that way.

When was the last thing you worked on?
Normal Heart was the last thing I did, which we shot here. And I loved it. I love shooting on location. And that’s one thing, too, I’m excited for True. I mean, we’ll be on location.


We’ll be in L.A. I mean, this is a whole new slate.


Did I read that it was set in the 1970s?
No, it’s contemporary. But the characters, I think, are going to have that great tone. I don’t want to give too much away.


No, definitely don’t!
But these guys feel like that old school vibe.


So there you go. Still, he was hesitant to speak much about it and the deal didn’t look like it was locked down. In fact, unless I misPeople_LevenRambinsed it, Rachel McAdams deal never was officially announced either. Now even I admit this is taking a long fucking time. Hell with the time being a flat circle how about the notion that Pizzolatto must be running through molasses!  

Other players cast in the second season are Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer in unclear roles. The only actor mentioned (in this case by Deadline) as locked into a specific character is Leven Rambin (pictured) as Elvis the partner of Rachel McAdams’ detective. Also in a quote from that last source – 

HBO is putting finishing touches on the cast for the second season of  TRUE DETECTIVE ahead of the Friday table read.

 Ohh, a table read so, we are inching closer. Can you wait? 


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