Taylor Kitsch Confirms He’s In Season 2 Of ‘True Detective’

As far as the second season of True Detective goes we’ve reported on most of the new cast members that will join the brand new season. Colin Farrell is on board, Rachel McAdams is rumored to be the female lead and Vince Vaughn has been confirmed. So where does that leave Taylor Kitsch?

When we first started hearing early rumbles about casting news Kitsch was one of those names alongside Vaughn and Farrell, and then, he dropped off. Now we can officially confirm that Taylor Kitsch is definitely involved in the upcoming season of True Detective.

During an interview with AdWeek, Kitsch confirmed the news that he will have a role in the upcoming season of the HBO series. Although he didn’t say much about who he would play, Kitsch had a ton of praise for the show, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in its first season.

“I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True.”

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Of meeting creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto, the Normal Heart star said,

“I wanted to be a part of it. And having this meeting with Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be a actor, why you struggle and why you don’t quit. And when we’re talking, I mean he’s obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that.”

When Kitsch returns to television, the Friday Night Lights star said that he will be filming the second season in L.A., which lines up with the details we’ve been given throughout the months.

As the Inquisitr reported earlier, the second season will take place in California. It’s already going to have a different tone since Cary Fukunaga will not return to direct the second season.

“Right now, we’re working with three leads… The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months,” said Pizzolatto.

Now that it looks like we have a cast in place perhaps, maybe we will have more plot details in the next couple of weeks?

[Images via Adweek and HBO]