It’s official. After much speculation, the cat’s finally out of the bag: Colin Farrell is confirmed for a role in Season 2 of True Detective, one of the most highly acclaimed series of the past year.
The news came about in Farrell’s exclusive interview with The Sunday World.
“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited… I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”
Although he did not say who he is playing, it seems safe to assume he will be taking on Ray Velcoro, who is described as being a man “damaged by years of turmoil in his personal and professional lives.”
There is no word on the status of the other actors, including Taylor Kitsch, who is speculated as the second male lead (a “28-year-old military veteran who has seen has own share of violence and destruction”), and Vince Vaughn as the main antagonist of the season. With Farrell’s confirmed status, many of the other news we’ve heard regarding all other actors now suddenly seem to carry much more credibility.
On the female front of True Detective, we’re still waiting to hear who will be playing the third detective Ani Bezzerides, who is described by The Wrap as “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.”
Not only are fans still waiting on who’s playing who in the season, but they’re also waiting to see who will be helming things behind the camera. The first season of True Detective was solely directed by Cary Fukunaga, but if the rumors are any indication, this season will see the series splitting up directing duties between episodes. So far, rumors have settled on Justin Lin, of The Fast And The Furious fame, directing at least the first two episodes of the season (via Deadline). It is still unclear who they plan using from there, how many directors there will be in the eight-episode season, or if Fukunaga will return.
There are still many questions to be answered regarding Season 2 of True Detective, but at the very least, this Colin Farrell news is an indication that things are well underway.
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