Further details have reportedly emerged about the second season of HBO’s “True Detective” via The Wrap. Colin Farrell is nearing a deal to star, while Taylor Kitsch is the frontrunner to play the younger male lead. They will play two of the three central investigators for the season.
A story breakdown they’ve posted says the season begins with the death of 52-year-old Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city found brutally murdered on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur.
Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. Their investigation soon has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
On the one hand Caspar was involved in a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. On the other, the body had satanic symbols etched on his chest and Caspar reportedly had a penchant for rough sex.
As reported yesterday, Vince Vaughn is in talks for the series. It’s now been revealed he’ll be the season’s central antagonist, though not necessarily the villain per se due to the nature of the show. He’ll play Frank Semyon, a former thug-turned-businessman working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system linking California.
“Mad Men” star Elisabeth Moss is being eyed for the female lead, a tough and no-nonsense Monterey sheriff named Ani Bezzerides whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol. Farrell would play Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives. Kitsch is Paul Woodrugh, a 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction. Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”) is also being sought to either play Farrell’s ex-wife or Vaughn’s current wife.