The first season of HBO’s “True Detective” was a massive hit for the premium network, with many people praising the creative direction and the southern gothic atmosphere of a murder mystery spanning across two decades. With the first season’s cast seeing their story completed after the eight episode run, fans and critics are now turning their attention to season 2. While most people have had an idea of who the cast would consist of, we now have official confirmation straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth.
According to Deadline, actress Rachel McAdams, actor Taylor Kitsch, and actress Kelly Reilly will be three of the five main co-stars of the season, joining previously announced actors Vince Vaughn and Colin Farell. The second season will also consist of eight episodes, just as many as the first, and will revolve around a mystery and a dense conspiracy that spins out of a committed murder. In addition to confirming the players, HBO also released official descriptions of their characters:
Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.
Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s (Vaughn) wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
Along with the five regular cast members, the series will also include a number of supporting players, including actress Abigail Spencer and actor Michael Irby. The first episode of “True Detective” season 2 is expected to air on HBO sometime in the summer of 2015.
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