We got confirmation on Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for the second season of True Detective, now Variety is saying that Rachel McAdams is being offered the female lead. Jessica Biel and Malin Ackerman were also considered, but McAdams has been the front runner but up until yesterday a scheduling conflict with a film project, Spotlight, kept her from accepting. But their sources say that a deal was worked out in the last 24 hours allowing the actress to do both roles.
They report that it is the female lead that many believe will have a similar response to fans that Matthew McConaughey's part as Rust Cohle had in season 1.
Also, it is still expected that Taylor Kitsch will sign on as the fourth lead.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto has been busy writing the second season, which is set in California and revolves around three police officers and a career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. McAdams and Kitsch are expected to play cops alongside Farrell, while Vaughn plays the crime boss whose empire is threatened when his partner is murdered.