After a seemingly endless circle of casting rumors, it seems HBO and “True Detective” creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto have finally locked down the leads for the second season of the critically acclaimed series. Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell were the first to be confirmed, and then Rachel McAdams was offered a lead, and Taylor Kitsch recently spoke openly about how much he’s looking forward to working on the show, so that rounds out the main four players for season 2. But what about the supporting cast?
Deadline reports that Kelly Reilly (Flight, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) is finalizing a deal for a regular role, while Abigail Spencer (“Suits,” “Rectify”), Leven Rambin (Hunger Games, “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), and Michael Irby (Almost Human) are either set or close to scoring recurring roles. Reilly (who was reportedly a contender for the part that eventually went to McAdams) will play “the self-possessed Morgan,” Irby will play McAdams’ partner Elvis, while “Rambin would likely play Sophia, a beauty with a history of drug problems, [and] Spencer is in line to portray Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack.”
Not exactly lighthearted stuff there, but hey – what do you expect from “True Detective”? I’m fascinated with this show on a number of levels, but I’m really interested to see if season two can retain the cultural dominance that the first season had. Will it contain another career-resurrecting performance like McConaughey’s? Will it dip into as much philosophy without the Rust Cohle character around? We’ll have to wait and see. Let us know what you think about the new casting choices below.
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