True Detective was without a doubt the most intriguing, well written, well acted TV series of 2014. We don’t care that it didn’t win all the awards it deserved at the Emmys. One thing’s certain: True Detective is not for everyone and probably that’s why the awards went to more “accessible” series. The duo Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson is the best pair of leading actors since…the X Files’ Mulder and Scully. Now we’re dying to see the True Detective Season 2. Here are some official things we know about it:
1. True Detective Season 2 – What’s It About?
The first season of True Detective dealt with some pretty heavy stuff about the dark, hidden parts of human nature. It was about a serial killer who murdered his victims based on some occult, pagan rituals. All this combined with Matthew McConaughey’s character who was a nihilistic, depressed sociopath, made True Detective a TV series you didn’t want to watch first thing in the morning with your happy family. All that’s gone now, they’ve caught the killer, and we’re waiting for season two. There have been a lot of rumors and speculations regarding the story of the new season. Fortunately, the show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto has shed some light on this matter and made some official statements saying that the coming season is still dark, though not as dark as the first one. It will follow the lives of three detectives, two men and a woman, and it will revolve around “the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.” That sounds a bit vague but we’re certain Nic Pizzolatto won’t disappoint because he’s a brilliant writer. An HBO executive said that the writing of the new season is even better than the previous one, saying it’s “exceptional”. The shooting will start at the end of this year and True Detective Season 2 will premiere somewhere in the summer of 2015.
2. It’s Official! Colin Farrell Will Play Ray Velcoro, One of the Detectives
After an exhausting list of A-list stars that were rumored to play one of the leading roles in True Detective Season 2, we finally have the official names and one of them is Colin Farrell. We’re so excited because we actually love Colin. He proved his acting skills in plenty of brilliant movies and we’re certain he will do a great job. Colin Farrell will play detective Ray Velcoro but more details about his role have not yet been revealed.
3. Vince Vaughn is the Other Leading Male in True Detective Season 2
Recently a new light has been shed on who’s going to star along Colin Farrell and that actor is Vince Vaughn. He was on the rumored list along with other huge Hollywood names like Brad Pitt and Benicio Del Toro. Vince Vaughn will play a criminal named Frank Semyon.
4. The Female Lead, Who Will Play Her?
True Detective Season 2 will feature a female detective too and the list of great actresses rumored to be playing her is growing day by day. So far the “official” rumors mention Rosario Dawson, Elizabeth Shue, Rachel McAddams and recently Keira Knightley was added to that list. Honestly, we love all of them but we’re not really sure who could fit in the role of a dark detective. We’ll keep you updated because probably these days they will make the official announcements on who will be the female lead in True Detective Season 2.
5. Who Will Play the Second Detective?
Taylor Kitsch is said to be playing Paul Woodrugh, a young detective and a war veteran but the rumors have not yet been confirmed.
Have you watched the first season of True Detective? Are you looking forward for True Detective Season 2?