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Published On: Fri, Sep 26th, 2014

‘True Detective’ season 2: Vince Vaughn confirmed, details emerge as Rachel McAdams may be lead

Details surrounding the second season of True Detective continue to become clear as Colin Farrell confirmed his role as lead and Vince Vaughn’s rumored involvement appears to be accuarate.

HBO has also dropped some details shedding light on the storyline for season 2: “Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives,” the description of Farrell’s role says. He is “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owes him.”

True detective title cardAs for Vaughn, his character is “Frank Semyon, a former thug turned businessman who’s working with a local Mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system,” as first reported by The Wrap.

HBO adds that Frank is “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.” 

Variery reported Sept. 25 that Rachel McAdams is nearing the deal to be the strong female lead on the show. HBO has made the offer after several actresses were on their list of candidates.

“It came down to scheduling, as insiders tell Variety McAdams was about to start filming Spotlight, the drama revolving around the Catholic Church sex scandal uncovered by the Boston Globe, and it was unknown whether dates could be worked out for McAdams to do that film and True Detective. Sources say that in the past 24 hours, a deal was worked out where the actress could do both projects,” the article notes.

Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of season 2 with creator Nic Pizzolatto writing the second season, which is set in California and revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

McAdams would join Taylor Kitsch as cops alongside Farrell.

HBO’s official logline is what we’ve expected for some time now:

“Production begins this fall for the story that follows three police officers and a career criminal who will navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

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