True Detective Season 2 Plot Announced

Corruption, the occult and, er, Vince Vaughn

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We’re starting to feel a little bit like a frustrated Rust Cohle when it comes to True Detective rumors.

First Jessica Chastain was onboard. Then Brad Pitt. Then Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn were rumoured. In fact, everyone but the Yellow King seems to have been touted for a role.

Now, finally, there seems to be some confirmed news from the man behind the mystery, writer and show-runner Nic Pizzolatto.  

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Speaking to The Wrap, he said the second season will center around: “the death of a corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who's found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.”

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While the themes of murder and the occult tie in nicely with the first season’s gothic charm, the second season seems set to have more of a 1950’s California noir feel to it. Rumour has it that Vince Vaughn is in talks to play a thug-turned-businessman working for a corrupt mayor, while Colin Farrell will be on board as a bent cop on Vaughn’s payroll, reportedly a “coke-head” engaged in a custody battle with his ex-wife.  

Taylor Kitsch is also rumoured to be circling the role of a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer and war vetran who finds himself in trouble after soliciting oral sex from a female motorist. Based on Kitsch’s performance in Lone Survivor, he’d likely be a great fit for the role of a haunted veteran turned cop.

Perhaps most surprising of the casting rumours is that Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss is under consideration to play the third police officer, a “tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff” with a trouble past and several addictions.

So far, so intriguing, but what we really want to know is when will we be able to watch it? With shooting starting later this year, we have our fingers crossed for a spring 2015 air date.


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