Season 2 will focus on three police officers and a career criminal navigating a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Colin Farrell will play 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 will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Additional casting news is to come. Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams are also frontrunners to join Season 2.
The eight episode hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California.
“True Detective” is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.