TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2 - Casting and Official Character Breakdown

TV True DetectiveHBO by Joey Paur

HBO has offered up official details and casting information on the highly anticipated True Detective Season 2. It was previously announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been cast as two of four lead characters in the story. We’ve now learned that Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams have been confirmed, along with Kelly Reilly.

True Detective Season 2 comes with the logline, “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.” Below, you will find the main character details and new plot information thanks a press release from HBO.

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.

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.

I can’t wait to see what series creator Nic Pizzolatto has come up with for this. Shooting on True Detective Season 2 is already underway in California. The second season will consist of eight hourlong episodes, and Justin Lin is directing the first two installments.

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