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It’s been a big news week for True Detective fans as information about the second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO show has been coming in fast and furiously. (You’ll get that later.) Following up on the recent casting announcement of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn for two of the series’ four main roles comes word that Rachel McAdams is circling the third. Nothing’s confirmed just yet, but sources say that McAdams is very close to taking on the role. In the meantime, you can tell that True Detective has fully entered the zeitgeist because now it has its very own parody courtesy of Funny or Die! Get your full load of True Detective news below.

As reported by Variety (and repeated by /Film), McAdams is “said to be locking down the female lead role,” of True Detective season 2. The part, supposedly, is Ani Bezzarides, who is described as “a no-nonsense Monterey sheriff who had a tough childhood and now struggles with gambling and alcohol addictions.” Elisabeth MossRosario Dawson, Jessica BielMalin AkermanJaimie Alexander, and Kelly Reilly are amongst the other actress who were apparently being looked at for the part.

With Farrell as corrupt cop Ray Velcoro, and Vaughn as career criminal looking to go legit Frank Semyon already part of the cast, a third cop part, reportedly to be played by Taylor Kitsch, rounds out the main cast. Show creator Nic Pizzolatto will return to pen every episode, but the directing work will be shared by a couple of different filmmakers, including Fast & Furious director Justin Lin. Shooting on the new season is expected to begin later this fall in southern California with a summer 2015 premiere date.

As we wait for that highly anticipated launch, we can keep in mind the old axiom that mockery is the sincerest form of flattery. Funny or Die! (again through /Film) produced a trailer (of sorts) for a new kind of cop show in the tradition of True Detective, a drama about the lengths that some cops have to go to when face with the overwhelming circumstance… of being too short.

The 5’2″ Kate Mara, and the 5’1″ Ellen Page struggle in this new “series” to overcome their inherent shortness to solve the case, which they don’t seem to be very good at. Whether it’s being unable to see evidence that’s up too high, or having one too many tall officers sitting in front of them which  keeps them from seeing the face of a key suspect, or being unable to choke a guys because their arms are too short, they’re still the best at what they do. What that is though, is not exactly clear. Get ready for Tiny Detectives.

Tiny Detectives with Kate Mara and Ellen Page from Kate Mara

We’ll have more True Detective news as it comes in.

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