HBO’s True Detective Season 2 has a lot to live up to and the somewhat eclectic cast seems to be shaping up in a timely fashion. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are confirmed and locked down for two of the roles with Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams both essentially close to sealing their deals.
Taylor Kitsch took time out to chat with Ad Week to confirm his involvement and that his deal is close to being finalized. Furthermore, Kitsch spoke about the time off he had in preparation for the role which is said to be that of Paul Woodrugh – a young detective who is also a military veteran with a troubled past: “Yeah, I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True.
“It was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it. And having this meeting with Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be a actor, why you struggle and why you don’t quit.
“And when we’re talking, I mean he’s obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. And you’re just excited to go now. I can’t f–king wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes f–king balls to stand by that and do it that way.”
Casting has been unconventional to say the least, however, this could be a mark of ingenuity and there could be an extremely great pay-off if it all gels together. Having said that, Nic Pizzolatto seems to come across as a writer with the utmost conviction in his characters. Stay tuned for more news on the development of True Detective Season 2.