True Detective was one of the breakout hits of this year, so it’s no surprise then why fans are eagerly awaiting the second season of the series. Leading up to the production of the second season of the highly-anticipated HBO series, a number of names were linked to the two lead roles. But now HBO has made the casting official.
Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are the two headliners who will front the second season of True Detective. And they’ll be directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin in the first two episodes. The official release also provides a number of hints to what audiences can expect.
“Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder” states the official release. Farrell will star as Ray Velcoro, a corrupt detective whose allegiances are torn between his police department and the mobster who owns him whilst Vaughn will portray Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his business partner is found murdered.
True Detective season 2 will begin production later this year in California. The eight-episode hour-long drama is slated to premiere on HBO in 2015.