“True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed earlier this week there would be three leads in the next season, but he said casting hasn’t begun just yet. So Twitter users did it for him Tuesday with the trending hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2.
A lot of familiar faces made the list — even cartoon characters. Here are 12 suggestions TheWrap loved. A few might even be worth Pizzolatto’s consideration (especially the cartoon characters).
“Three Amigos”: This trio was an obvious choice for many. And why not? What else are Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short doing these days?
— Paul derp Revere (@derprevere) May 27, 2014
“The Three Stooges”: Somebody already brought Tupac and Michael Jackson back to life on a stage. HBO can bring Larry, Moe and Curly back on the screen.
“Today” show hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb with Howie Mandel: They can’t stop drinking. He can’t stop counting how many times he has washed his hands today. Can they work together to stop a mad man?
– TODAY (@TODAYshow) May 27, 2014
“Full House”: Who wouldn’t watch this?
“Duck Tales”: Huey, Dewey and Louie are no strangers to solving a mystery (or rewriting history) in Duckburg. Let’s see what they can do in Barstow.
“Lethal Weapon”: Anything to get Joe Pesci out of retirement. Even if it means giving Mel Gibson a job.
“Harry Potter”: As long as Pizzolatto can get the love triangle right this time. Everyone knows Harry belongs with Hermione. Sorry, Ron. She was always too good for you.
“The Simpsons”: It’s time for the Yellow King to meet his yellow queens.
“Inside Llewyn Davis”: Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver might just be the most realistic recommendation of the bunch.
Destiny’s Child: Unfortunately, we all know Beyoncé would never allow three leads.
– Kwame Opam (@kwameopam) May 27, 2014
“The Big Lebowski”: The Dude needs some redemption after “R.I.P.D.” And Walter Sobchak might bring more PTSD to the table than McConaughey’s Rust Cohle.
“Game of Thrones”: Ned Stark’s head can play the chief.
But the winner is…Oscar-nominated director Michael Haneke volunteered himself for the job, along with his “Amour” stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant. Okay, fine. Haneke’s parody Twitter account volunteered them for the job.