Jesse’s Girl Singer Rick Springfield Scores Role On ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Rocker Rick Springfield, who made girls swoon in the 80s with his hit song “Jesse’s Girl,” has found his next gig – and it’s on television. Springfield snagged a role for the second season on the HBO series True Detective.

The rocker wasn’t officially announced with other cast announcements, so he decided to post a tweet to celebrate his first day of shooting on the show.

“Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO’s True Detective. What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!”

So far it’s not yet known whether or not Rick Springfield will be playing himself or if he’s going to play a character on the new season of True Detective. Springfield played himself on the show Californication, and prior to that he was on General Hospital. Springfield reprised his role as Noah Drake on the soap in 2013.

As the Inquisitr reported, True Detective has made some huge announcements and rounded up the cast for season 2. Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn were slowly but surely confirmed for the upcoming season, which is now filming.

Farrell and Vaughn are leads, with Farrell playing Ray Velcoro, a detective who is torn between a mobster boss and his allegiance with a corrupt police department. Vaughn’s role is Frank Semyon, described as a criminal entrepreneur whose business partner is murdered. McAdams, meanwhile, will step into the role of Ani Bezzerides, a detective with strong ethics.

As was previously rumored, McAdams went up against tough competition to play Ani; everyone who’s everyone was on a short list to play the lead role. Just to get a good idea, some of those ladies were Rosario Dawson, Brit Marling, and Jessica Biel. At one point it was even suggested that this season would feature two female detectives.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the eight episode series will take place in California and “centers on three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

As stated previously, the series will continue to be written by Nic Pizzolatto. The first season was directed by Cary Fukunaga, and for this season Justin Lin will take his place. In addition to Springfield, C.S. Lee and Jon Lindstrom are also part of the cast.

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