HBO has officially added Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams, and Kelly Reilly to the cast of True Detective Season 2. HBO also announced that the season has officially begun production in California.
The official logline for the anthology series’ second season says “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.” Fast & Furious director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of the season, written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Kitsch will play 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.” McAdams Ani Bezzerides, “a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Reilly will play Jordan, “Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.”
The new cast members join leads Vince Vaughan, who play Semyon, “a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner,” and Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
True Detective Season 2 will run for eight, one-hour long episodes on HBO in 2015.