This afternoon, HBO gave us all a little pre-holiday treat, confirming the already widely known casting of Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly in “True Detective” season two. However, they also added a little extra spice with some new character and plot details of the players involved, so read the full press release. In short, it looks like another promising mix of flawed characters, complex morals, and a sweat soaked crime tale. Read on….
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production 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.
Previously announced 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 criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Newly added cast:
Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.
Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.