HBO announced today that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will be the new leads for the upcoming second season of True Detective.
According to TV Line, Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Old School, The Break Up) will play Frank Seymon, a career criminal whose move into legitimate enterprise is jeopardized when his business partner is killed.
Meanwhile, Farrell (Alexander, Miami Vice, S.W.A.T.) will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.
Vaughn and Farrell replace Season 1 cast leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The show’s first season focused on two Southern Louisiana homicide detectives hunting for a serial killer over seventeen years with each episode shifting back and forth between 1995 and 2012.
According to series creator Nic Pizzolatto, the second season will be filmed in California, but will exclude Los Angeles in favor of “a lesser-known region of the state.” HBO gave a vague synopsis of the show’s second season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
The Season 2 cast also includes Elizabeth Moss (The West Wing, Mad Men) and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter, Battleship). The season will consist of 8 episodes, including the first two episodes directed by Fast & Furious director Justin Lin.