Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Confirmed as Stars of ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Justin Lin will direct first two episodes

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in HBO’s “True Detective” Season 2, as previously reported by TheWrap.

Additionally, Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, which was also not entirely an industry secret. HBO confirmed the casting and directing news on Tuesday in a press release.

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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.

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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.