True Detective's Season 2 Posters: Spot the Hidden Clues

Looking for answers in these Escher-worthy highways

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We know that True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto loves to toy with our curious minds. He layers mysteries with more mysteries. The lives of his procedural pawns spawn as many questions and theories as the unsolved murder they investigate. So it's only appropriate that key art for True Detective season two is completely unhelpful in the what-the-hell-is-this-about department. They don't even have mood music to offset our puzzlement. At least the trailer threw us that bone.

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The first poster screams Christopher Nolan mind-bender. The grey, foreboding highway system presents the most puzzling commute ever (or the typical airport exit ramp experience). Lean in close and you'll see the roads cracked in two. We smell a "time is a flat circle"-like metaphor.

 

 

The next one-sheet is even more ambiguous, taking us under one of Los Angeles' famous expressways. A fire rages below; a burning car? The work of a saboteur? A shanty town campfire? Will someone knock off a hobo who knows too much?

 

 

The third could be poster art for The Walking Dead. What is that raven eating? Is that a deer antler from season one?! No. Probably not.

What did we do to deserve this world? That's where HBO's official synopsis comes in handy. True Detective's second season focuses on a murder that "brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California." Colin Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County.

The ensemble includes Vince Vaughn as criminal-entrepreneur Frank Semyon, Kelly Reilly as his wife and ally, Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a detective described as being "at odds with the system," and Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war-vet-turned-motorcycle-cop who discovers the crime scene investigation that ropes in "law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars."

True Detective returns June 21

This article was originally published on esquire.com

Is time really a flat circle?


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