It’s taken a long time, and there’s been an awful lost of speculation up to this point, but now there’s been a semi-official announcement concerning the cast of True Detective season 2. You can hardly blame any actor in Hollywood for the hesitancy, True Detective was the smash success of winter and a new prestige hit for HBO, a network known for prestige hits. All that, and the fact that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are going to be a tough act to follow, would scare even the boldest of actors from being the follow-up act in the new season. But fortune, as they say, favors the bold, and Colin Farrell hopes that this is the case because he says he’s just signed up to lead True Detective season 2.
According to Sunday World, Farrell confirmed to them his appearance on the show saying, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.” Farrell has been one of the most often rumored contenders for the season two lead, and given the rumors of the season 2 storyline so far then he’ll likely be playing Ray Velcro, a personally and professionally troubled veteran police detective.
Farrell also confirmed another rumored detail about the new season, the show’s location. “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot,” he said. “I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”
The trouble with casting is the latest twist in the saga of True Detective, which has included charges of plagiarism against creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto and rumors of bad blood between Pizzolatto and first season director Cary Fukunaga. As a result, not only will season 2 shift locations westward, it will also be helmed by several directors and not just a singular voice.
Keep in mind though that all of this is still just technically talk. Nothing official has come out of HBO concerning True Detective season 2 other than the fact that there will be a season 2. One wonders if maybe True Detective is suffering from a sophomore curse, the first season having been received so well by so many that there’s no where for it to go but down. Of course, we all hope for the best, and there’s no doubt that Pizzolatto and his season one success are enough to draw together a talented cast, but it’s tough to blame anyone for not wanting to follow in the foot steps of The McConaissance.
True Detective season 2 is expected to air in the summer of 2015.
Source: Screen Rant