We’ve been talking about Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly possibly joining the cast of True Detective season 2 for a while, but now HBO’s finally confirmed it. All three will join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the eight-episode hour-long drama, which has already begun filming in California. Fast & Furious 6’s Justin Lin is directing the first two episodes of the new season, which will focus on three police officers and a criminal as they “navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
Hit the jump for more on True Detective season 2 including descriptions of McAdams, Kitsch and Reilly’s characters.
RACHEL MCADAMS, TAYLOR KITSCH AND KELLY REILLY JOIN
COLIN FARRELL AND VINCE VAUGHN IN HBO’S TRUE DETECTIVE
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.
Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.
Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.
Previously announced cast:
Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.
Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Newly added cast:
Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.
Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.