More Character And Plot Details Arrive For ‘True Detective’ Season 2, Plus Logline For Premiere Episode
More Character And Plot Details Arrive For 'True Detective' Season 2, Plus Logline For Premiere Episode
This weekend, “Game Of Thrones” signs off on the fifth season, and then HBO won’t be waiting a moment, arriving the following week in force with “True Detective.” Everything about the second season has been kept under a tight lid, but today HBO has revealed a longer series synopsis, and more details that is only stoking our excitement further.
As you know, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch are the conflicted characters at the heart of the drama this time around and the longer synopsis opens up a few interesting tidbits about the setting and characters we’ll encounter:
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California when TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.
Colin Farrell (Golden Globe winner for “In Bruges”) plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn (“Wedding Crashers”) portrays 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. Rachel McAdams (“Midnight in Paris”) plays Ani Bezzerides, a sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Taylor Kitsch (HBO’s “The Normal Heart”) portrays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and a highway patrol motorcycle officer, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
HBO has also dropped the logline for the premiere episode plus the titles for the first episodes of the season, penned by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Justin Lin:
Episode #9 (season 2, episode 1): “The Western Book of the Dead”
The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business.
Episode #10 (season 2, episode 2): “Night Finds You”