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‘True Detective’ Casting of Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn Draws Early Grumbling From Fans

Viewers complain on social media about Tuesday’s hiring announcement for Season 2

HBO confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn would join Season 2 of “True Detective” on Tuesday and almost instantly social media was set set ablaze by strong reactions to the casting decision.

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Some fans worried that casting Farrell meant the show would turn into a “Miami Vice” sequel. Others weren’t sure he and Vaughn could have chemistry as good as Season 1’s stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Following months of rumors over who would step into their huge shoes, everyone had an opinion as to who they wanted to star in the eight episode hour-long drama.

Many were upset because HBO and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto hired two more white males. And others were just plain pissed for the hell of it.

“When Nic Pizzolatto writes his autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away with Being a ¯_(ツ)_/¯ White Man,'” tweeted @alex_abads.

As TheWrap previously reported, one of this season’s stars is expected to be female, but thus far no leading lady has been announced. Season 2 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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Read all the tweets below.