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.
“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.