Some details about the second season of True Detective have finally, finally come out from HBO, and they’re actually true this time!
Just three days after Colin Farell broke the news he was on board, to the Sunday World of all people (seriously, how pumped was that lady with that quote?), HBO has backed up his words in an official release, adding Vince Vaughn to the mix along with some character and plot details.
The logline of the series, again written by creator Nic Pizzolato, is “three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.” Justin Lin, who directed Fast and Furious 6 and four episodes of the recently-premiered Scorpion, will direct the first two episodes. The entire season will be eight episodes, and shot in California.
Farell will play Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” Alongside him will be Vaughn as 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.”
The press release also states that more casting will be announced as its confirmed (obviously those two other cops in the three cop team.) And, well, I hate to judge a book by its cover, but its hard when Vince Vaughn’s big goofy face is on that cover. But then again, who would have thought Matthew McConaughey would put in some of the darkest, most impressive work on television last year.
As far Farrell, that guy could go either way honestly. Personally, I’m hoping he goes to full on Bullseye in Daredevil levels of insanity (and scene chewing). Stay tuned.