We’ve been digging for every piece of True Detective Season 2 news we can find, and now we finally have some official news. In addition to yesterday’s confirmation that Colin Farrell would play one of the leads, HBO has announced that he’ll co-star with Vince Vaughn. The description of Farrell’s character has been true since it was first reported: “Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.” The official description, in addition to confirming the character’s name, adds that he’s “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owes him.”
As for Vaughn, we previously reported that his character was “Frank Semyon, a former thug turned businessman who’s working with a local Mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system,” so again, The Wrap was right. HBO adds that Frank is “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.” Hit the jump for more including the official logline.