​Vince Vaughn joins Colin Farrell for season two of ‘True Detective’

True Detective fans have one more piece of the puzzle that is Season 2!

While Colin Farrell was recently confirmed as one of the leads, HBO announced today (Sept. 23) that Vince Vaughn will also play a starring role in the second season of the popular series, which will follow a new storyline with novel characters.

The anthology structure of the show means that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will not be returning, and even the location will change.


One thing that will remain constant is the involvement of writer and creator, Nic Pizzolatto, who told the radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge back in May that, “[Season two] takes place in California – not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California – and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”

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Colin will portray detective Ray Velcoro, a man who finds his allegiance torn between a crooked police force and the world of organized crime. Vince is slated to play Frank Seymon, whose turn from illegitimacy to honest business is disrupted by the murder of his partner.

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According to revelations from the same radio interview, that leaves one major role to be filled. Nic added, “Right now, we’re working with three leads…The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them.”

The third character will reportedly be a tough-as-nails female, with The Wrap reporting that top contenders include Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Malin Ackerman and Brit Marling.

True Detective's sophomore season will begin filming in California this fall. 'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin will helm the first two episodes.

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