HBO’s “True Detective” has locked down another of its detectives for Season 2.
“Yeah, I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping,” the “Friday Night Lights” actor told AdWeek. “It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out.”
Season 2 of “True Detective” will focus on three police officers and a career criminal navigating a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Other confirmed cast members thus far include Colin Farrell, who 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; and Vince Vaughn, who 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.
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.
HBO declined TheWrap’s request for comment.