TRUE DETECTIVE Season Two Will Have 3 Leads; Takes Place in “Psychosphere Ambience” of California

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While most TV shows these days have to find their audience, and don’t really start finding widespread acclaim until their second or even third seasons, True Detective exploded with people buzzing about “The Yellow King”, “Time is a flat circle”, and countless impressions of Matthew McConaughey‘s nihilistic Rust Cohle.  It’s going to be a tough act to follow, and details have been scarce about season two.  All we’ve known thus far is that it’s about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”

Now, a few more details have emerged.  Hit the jump for more.

true-detective-season-2On the To the Best of Our Knowledge podcast [via The Playlist], creator/writer/producer, Nic Pizzolatto said:

“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one.”

Pizzolatto also reiterated that all of the characters are new, but added that the entire season is now broken out, he has a couple of scripts, “and we’ll probably start casting within the coming month.”

As we previously reported, Jessica Chastain won’t be in the cast, but I’m sure there are plenty of other talented actors clamoring to be part of HBO’s acclaimed series.  It’s worth noting that HBO hasn’t officially renewed the show for a second season, but that’s a formality at this point.  Presumably, they’re waiting to make the announcement until the cast is in place.

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  • The Flobbit

    Psycosphere. Ambience. That is deep, man.

    • JD

      Not sure if serious….He definitely talks like a writer though.

      • bidi

        he talks out of his ass. i’m an enormous fan of season 1. i was that guy who would go to work on monday after the show and research everything i could about what i just saw the night before. i’ve seen plenty of interviews with Pizzolatto and he just comes off as pretentious. certainly a very talented man. but i would appreciate him more if he didn’t talk to the media so much. let your work do the talking

      • The Flobbit

        I feel the psychosphere talking through the Kafkaesque ambience of the mentalistic psychosis of his id.

        Not sure if that made any sense, but Pizzolatto would be proud.

    • Leo Spaceman

      So deep and so dark it went beyond existence to where McConaughey’s Daughter was waiting for him in the great nothing sorta deep.

  • Redemption

    I just watched season 1 and I loved it despite some questionable choices with the ending. I am skeptical the season 2 can be as good as season 1, since the nonlinear format won’t feel as new. Who they cast will be a big factor in whether I watch it.

    • 80sRobot

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the nonlinear format isn’t repeated in Season 2.

    • 80sRobot

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the nonlinear format isn’t repeated in Season 2.

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  • Sawyer

    Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Gary Oldman. Something like that would be great IMO…

    • World’s Finest Comments

      This site sure loves Idris Elba.
      That’s not a bad thing. Just an observation.

      • The Flobbit

        This site loves Idris Elba, hates Marc Webb, loves and worships Whedon and Abrams, hates Nolan and Jackson and Frozen, and – FACT – has the largest collection of trolls anywhere on the web.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        Why is it whenever Nolan is brought up there’s always one guy who leaves a comment about drinking his urine?

      • The Flobbit

        One of many, many trolls. Ignorant fools.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        Ignorant, and also very bizarre.

      • The Flobbit

        There is in fact, a list of these people. The Troll List. So you can know who to avoid.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        And where can I find such a list?

      • The Flobbit

        It can be found on the recesses of the Internet.

        The Troll List (abridged):
        Strong Enough – an old and wise troll.
        Mixed Race rich kid NYC – the worst troll of all. Since departed.
        Tarek – harmless, but prolific.
        Frank – a complete sell-out to Michael Bay

      • World’s Finest Comments

        By departed, do you mean the site finally got sick of him and just banned him?

      • Royale With Cheese

        I can’t believe there is an actual “Troll List”. Has it really gotten that bad? There actually people out there that are so notoriously trollsome that someone had to create a page on the internet to identify them. I weep for our generation as a whole and the parents that created such needy-for-attention idiots.

      • The Flobbit

        Sadly, yes. The Internet has created a race of people with nothing to do, and much time to do it…nothing good to say, and many places to say it. God save us all.

      • Leo Spaceman

        I legitimately don’t know if I am supposed to be on this list or not. If I am and you forgot me, I would feel very offended.

      • The Flobbit

        Are you saying you want to be initiated to the list?

      • Pk

        You can add worlds finest comment as an arrogant douche with a god like complex

      • World’s Finest Comments

        It’s not my fault that so many people worship me. Careful, don’t anger my followers. =)

      • Pk

        Lmao okay kiddo whatever helps you get through the night

      • The Flobbit

        No, but we can add Pk as a rude and abrasive good-for-nothing…

      • Pk

        Well that’s just rude and uncalled for… Whatever did I do to piss you off…

      • The Flobbit

        You insulted another commenter without provocation.

      • Pk

        Haha he did in another article comment section. Try cracking a bad joke and he will show you his true colors. Trust me dude.

      • Person

        This site hates Nolan? I thought it was the opposite…

      • The Flobbit

        Go to any Nolan forum. Any. Soak in the hate, let it saturate you. Then tell me this site doesn’t hate him.

      • JD

        If you think this site has the largest collection of trolls, you should check out some other sites. Go to barstool, holy shit they’re bad. And extremely racist and homophobic. Extremely.

      • The Flobbit

        Maybe largest isn’t the right word. Try loudest and most opinionated.

      • Royale With Cheese

        Racist on the internet? This usually signifies low income and little to no education leading to a lack of personal responsibility and outward vitriol in order to mask envy/jealousy. Online homosexual bashing? Come on, that’s too easy. They’re obviously frustrated and repressing their own homosexual desires and unequipped to handle it, everything they type they’re trying to verbalize in a failed attempt to convince themselves that they aren’t gay. Its more sad than anything. I hope they all find help one day and learn to be honest with themselves, this world would be a much better place. How can you accept others if you can’t first learn to accept yourself? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

      • lordjim

        might be hard to believe, but imdb is actually worse, most of the discussions there aren´t even about movies anymore.it´s been taken by teenagers with low self esteem who use it like facebook.collider is more mainstream in anerdy way, but here those brats at least don´t comment on the lesser known stuff.

      • The Flobbit

        The IMDb comment section is a deep, dark, soul-sucking abyss that only the brave and the stupid venture into. Same goes with the ratings and the reviews. They mean absolutely nothing.

      • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

        Well that’s egregiously false.

      • The Flobbit

        I egregiously disagree.

      • Chris Nolan Super Fraud Rises

        The Nolan Pee Comments were meant to intimidate a peoples champion. A man who at the heart of the Dark Knight Rises hype machine was brave enough to stand up against sociopathic Nolanite trolls like the The Flobbit. He’s the hero Collider deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So they posted pee comments. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. Chris Nolan Super Fraud.

      • The Flobbit

        Welcome to the Troll List, moron.

      • Pk

        Don’t worry matt. I personally think its depressing that someone would make a list of random people display it on the net for everyone to make fun of and ridicule

      • Pk

        Guess it’s ironic that a pompous obnoxious good for nothing troll would make a list of trolls on this site…

      • Al

        I wouldn’t say largest. I am actually most comfortable on Collider, I think theres a great mix of every type of opinion.

    • http://villings.tumblr.com/ [A]

      Today, we are canceling the investigation!

    • http://villings.tumblr.com/ [A]

      Today, we are canceling the investigation!

    • Redjester

      Actually it really would be. And we know they can all pull off American accents to boot!

    • Al

      F’in Yes!

  • World’s Finest Comments

    Hard women, I can’t think of a harder woman than Sigourney Weaver.

    • The Flobbit

      Kate Mara. Something about her is edgy and…hard.

      • World’s Finest Comments

        The same can be said for Rooney. This would be a great way to pair them up in something that isn’t a C-Level slasher film like last time.

      • aceshigh

        Rooney Mara would be an excellent choice actually.

        Which movie were they in together?

      • JD

        Something about Kate Mara makes me hard…..and edgy

      • tRYSIS3

        Glad you have nothing to do with the casting of the show, Rooney Mara on the other hand would be good choice.

      • Redjester

        Although I really liked Kate Mara in House of Cards, I agree with some of the others that Rooney Mara would be a far better choice.

    • Dip

      to be honest, not really the best actress as of late…her acting in Avatar and Paul were pretty bad

  • Leo Spaceman

    I know this is fully sexist and inappropriate to say, but I don’t think there is the same quantity of quality female actresses as there are male actors. I don’t mean this in a bad way or anything, but I can think of a dozen truly A-list actors who could fit into true detective due to their acting skills, but I can’t think of a dozen females. A lot of it comes to the fact that I can’t see many of the A-List actresses not playing pretty characters like how Woody and Matthew were in the present time.

    • bidi

      it’s a shame they got Michelle Monaghan to play Marty’s wife in season 1, cuz i could see her as one of the detectives in season 2

      • lordjim

        i thought she was the only weak point in true detective, might be a matter of taste ;)

    • bidi

      it’s a shame they got Michelle Monaghan to play Marty’s wife in season 1, cuz i could see her as one of the detectives in season 2

    • http://collider.com Matt Goldberg

      There are plenty of quality female actresses in the world, but they’re rarely given the opportunities that men have. It’s nothing so overt as “No Girls Allowed”, but something insidious and systemic that’s also subconscious.

      For example, a male writer writes a main character from a male point of view. It’s not because he’s against women; it just didn’t cross his mind to make the character a woman.

      Then there are conscious decisions like studios reasoning that men and women will show up for a movie led by a male, but only women will show up for a movie led by a woman (The Hunger Games proves this to be false, but studios are stubborn like that).

      This is obviously a much bigger conversation, but I wanted to build on what you said.

      • jack

        I don’t think it’s because it doesn’t cross their mind to make the character a woman, but rather there are so few male writers who can get inside a woman’s head and understand their motivations and emotions. Spoiler Alert: Most men don’t understand women that well. And so few female writers get chances in Hollywood. Also it looks like Pizzolatto is shouldering all the writing again so maybe he realizes that he’s not that good at writing female characters and sticks to what he’s best at?

      • lord jim

        don´t know, there used to be a lot more great actresses in the seventies (julie christie, gena rowlands, lauren hutton, sissy spacek, charlotte rampling, faye dunaway, ellen burstyn, talia shire, louise fletcher, brooke adams, veronica cartwright…and so on), so i don´t think it´s “something insidious and systemic that’s also subconscious.”, or because the writers have a male point of view.but if you do compare movies from the seventies to our times you might find that there used to be a lot more grown up characters, even in horror movies, while the teenagers, even the female ones looked more regular.nowadays they tend to choose the pretty boring faces over the ones with acting chops or personality.

      • lord jim

        by the way, eva green would be great.since i saw her in cracks i´m a believer.

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  • Bob

    Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and Rooney Mara.

    Maybe Cate Blanchett.

    • Redjester

      Solid picks all.

  • Lowery

    Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Adepero Oduye if we’re going fantasy detective teams

  • Lowery

    Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Adepero Oduye if we’re going fantasy detective teams

    • Redjester

      I don’t know enough about Oduye, but Bassett is a solid choice. Nyong’o would be as well if I was convinced that she could mask her accent. Although, as she grew up largely on the East Coast, perhaps she can.

    • Redjester

      I don’t know enough about Oduye, but Bassett is a solid choice. Nyong’o would be as well if I was convinced that she could mask her accent. Although, as she grew up largely on the East Coast, perhaps she can.

  • Redjester

    I was pulling for Chastain, but if she’s not available I’ll give my list of six male actors and six female actors I’m hoping are considered for various starring roles. It’s a little farfetched to think Brad Pitt would consider it, but it sure would be nice to see him (sort of) reprise his ‘Seven’ role, so I’m putting him down.

    Actors:
    Brad Pitt
    Edward Norton
    Michael Fassbender
    John Hawkes
    Michael Shannon
    Idris Elba

    Actresses:
    Julianne Moore
    Cate Blanchett
    Laura Linney
    Rachel Weisz
    Evan Rachel Wood
    Kate Winslet

    • Jim Bo

      Ooh, I’d definitely be down for John Hawkes, he’s yet to secure that one role that will bring him to the top and this would be amazing. I think Brad Pitt will probably get a role if he’s the one campaigning for it, but I hope the other two characters are women. one older like Sigourney Weaver or Angela Bassett and one younger like Mia Wasikowska or Carey Mulligan, and maybe Zoe Saldana if she wants to stick to tv after Rosemary’s Baby. There are so many actors I want to see in this show and that’s the amazing thing about it. Why not set season 3 in London with Gary Oldman and Rebecca Hall. Cmon it wud be great!!

      • Redjester

        I’d be down with all of those as well.

        John Hamm and Viola Davis probably would have been next on my list if I had kept going.

      • Jim Bo

        She’d be great, but she’s doing that Shonda Rhymes show so I’m assuming she’s going to be busy for the next few years

      • Redjester

        Oh, really? I had no idea she was even doing television.

      • Jim Bo

        I think it’s called how to get away with murder. Looks pretty soapy, not my thing at all.

    • Lowery

      John Hawkes would be amazing, Laura Linney though… I don’t see her as a hard boiled detective. She looks too much like a mom.

  • Redjester

    I might be biased because I live in San Francisco, but I think California (particularly rural California) is an excellent backdrop for the show.

    • bidi

      rural anywhere is always good in my opinion. i grew up in a rural town but now i live in a big city and i’m surprised at how nostalgic i am for my home town. there just seems to be more of a culture and a character to those places. what i would give for a smoky old sports bar that only has PBR on tap because it’s cheap, not because it’s “hip”

  • Jamesy

    Would love to see Zachary Quinto, Daniel Craig or Andy Serkis in this. Why not all three. Would be great to have Quinto back in a villainous role and think Daniel Craig would be great in a detective type show, and Andy Serkis is amazing but I miss him acting without mo cap.

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