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HBO Confirms Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly for ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Trio joins Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in anthology drama

HBO has made it official: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly will appear in the second season of the channel’s anthology series “True Detective.”

The eight-episode, hour-long drama, which has already begun production in California, centers on three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

McAdams (pictured above) will play Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. “Friday Night Lights” alum Kitsch, meanwhile, will tackle the role of Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol who’s running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

Reilly will play Jordan, the wife of Vaughn’s Frank Semyon. She’s described as a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.

As previously, announced, Vaughn will play Seymon, 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. Farrell is portraying Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Nic Pizzolatto created and writes the series. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of the second season.

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