HBO has announced what was already known: Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly will star with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in True Detective season two. The premium cabler made the official announcement today for the show. The second season will focus on three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. However another star has also been cast today.
Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn will portray 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.
Newly cast star Rachel McAdams is set to portray Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Kitsch stars as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened. Reilly’s role will be that of Jordan, Frank’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
The second season will begin shooting this fall in California. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.