Collin Farrell has officially confirmed his involvement for season two of True Detective in an interview with The Sunday World.
“I’m doing the second series,” he said, “I’m so excited.
“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. 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.”
According to Farrell, the rest of the cast is still being locked down.
Ever since the massive success of the first season of the crime anthology starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey became a massive – and critically acclaimed – success for HBO, the casting rumours have been spreading like wildfire online.
From the outset, Farrell has been one of the most prominent names mentioned for a part in the series second season (and the first to lock down a part), with other names including Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch and a group of female names including Elisabeth Moss, Rachel McAdams, and Jessica Biel.
Some of the earlier plot details circulating the web seem to correlate with Nic Pizzolatto’s (who has returned to pen the second season) chit-chat.
Details that have surfaced have three police officials from different cities put in charge of a high profile case involving the bloody murder of a corrupt city businessman found dead the night before a major transportation deal.
The first season was solely directed by Emmy award winner Cary Fukanaga, however, there have been implications that numerous directors will be coming on board for the second season, with names such as William Friedkin and Justin Lin of The Fast and the Furious fame being rumoured to direct multiple episodes.
There is certainly no way there is going to be a January release as previously scheduled, but there is no doubt it is shaping up rather nicely. But, it has a lot to live up to considering the quality of the first season.