HBO has officially announced the casting of Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly to be in the second season of True Detective. They join the already confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. The show has already begun filming.
The second season of the crime drama created by Nick Pizzolatto focuses on three cops Ray Velcoro (Farrell), Ani Bezzerides (McAdams), Paul Woodrugh (Kitsch) and a career criminal Frank Semyon (Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Reilly plays a former D-list actress who is married to Semyon.
A leaked breakdown of the series reads:
"The second season of True Detective will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the 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. Caspar's 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur—satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult."
Justin Lin (Fast and the Furious) is on board to direct the first two episodes. The eight-episode season is set to air in 2015.