Justin Lin In Talks to Direct TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 Episodes
True Detective creator Nic PIzzolatto is deep in the process on developing the series' second season for HBO. We've got an update on the series from Deadline saying that Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is in talks to direct at least two episodes of the highly anticipated season.
The entire first season was directed by Cary Fukunaga, and he won an Emmy Award for his work on it. This time around the cable network is going to switch it up and bring on multiple directors to develop the series. Lin is a decent choice, he's not the greatest director in the world, but taking on a series like this would be a good exercise for him that will help him in his directing craft.
The second season will be set in California and focus on the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.
There's no casting set in stone yet, but some of the names that have been rumored include Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Vince Vaughn, and Elisabeth Moss. In case you missed it, here's some previously released story information on Season 2:
The second season of True Detective will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who's found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
Caspar's 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur — satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.
Vaughn is in talks to play 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 that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.
[Elisabeth Moss] Moss, who recently played a small-town cop in the similarly themed, “Top of the Lake,” is being eyed to play Ani Bezzerides, a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.
Farrell is nearing a deal to play Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.
Kitsch is angling for the role of Paul Woodrugh, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction. Forbes, who starred on the first season of The Killing, has been rumored for a part on True Detective, and it's possible she could play either Farrell's ex-wife (a survivor of sexual assault) or Vaughn's charming but mercurial wife.