Taylor Kitsch Confirms He’s on ‘True Detective’ Season 2

The actor says he’s “really excited” and has been prepping for the role, his first in almost a full year

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HBO’s “True Detective” has locked down another of its detectives for Season 2.

As TheWrap previously reported, Taylor Kitsch had long been rumored for one of the lead roles, and now the actor himself has confirmed that he will indeed be part of the project.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

In addition, Rachel McAdams is in talks for the female lead role. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of 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.

HBO declined TheWrap’s request for comment.