Observing the pre-production and casting process of ‘True Detective’ season 2 has long been an exercise in rumor control. For months now, we’ve talked about the roles and supporting cast of actors like Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams, despite the fact that HBO could only confirm Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn officially cast. Now at least, Kitsch and McAdams have formally joined the party, while Kelly Reilly too has been set in a supporting role.
HBO has yet to formalize all of its ‘True Detective’ season 2 leads, having only officially confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, but as with the last round of support casting we’d heard, the rabbit hole goes only deeper. Lolita Davidovich and ‘True Blood’ alum James Frain are the latest to join HBO’s hotly-anticipated follow-up, though their ‘True Detective’ season 2 roles don’t exactly clear up our questions.
HBO and 'True Detective' season 2 have only formally confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn among the cast, with Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams ostensibly assured, though the dark and dreamy drama has kept right on casting. Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, Michael Irby and Leven Rambin have all been added to 'True Detective' season 2 but as whom, you ask?
'True Detective' season 2 has been something of a Hollywood guessing game, even with HBO's official confirmation that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn would comprise two of the show's new leads, following Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson of the first season. Taylor Kitsch has long been associated with the HBO drama's second season as well, but has the 'John Carter' star officially confirmed his role?
HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.
While HBO finally made 'True Detective' season 2 castings official the other day with confirmations of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the lead female role remained in upheaval with at least 7-10 major actresses up for the part. Now, a new reports says Rachel McAdams has all-but-definitively landed the female role of 'True Detective' season 2, with Taylor Kitsch's role as the fourth soon to follow.
Finally! After months and months of speculation upon rumor, 'True Detective' season 2 has finally begun announcing its official cast leads. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been confirmed, along with 'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin, but who else can we expect to join the HBO drama, and what new plot details have emerged?
'True Detective' season 2 rumors have become the Hydra of TV news, wherein the dismissal of any one rumor sees two more (or seven) take its place. Colin Farrell's status among the leading candidates, however, has scarcely been in question since its arrival, and now it seems the Irish actor has at last confirmed his 'True Detective' season 2 casting.
Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
We still know very little of what 'True Detective' season 2 will look like when HBO premieres its newest incarnation in 2015, but with Emmy-winning season 1 director Cary Fukunaga not retuning, we may at least know how its visuals come together. 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is reportedly in the running to direct episodes of 'True Detective' season 2, but who will join him?