We were dubious of recent 'True Detective' season 2 gossip that seemed to cement Brad Pitt as a leading contender for the as-yet-unconfirmed 2015 followup to HBO's breakout drama, but the latest major Hollywood name in play proves a bit more promising. Is 'Interstellar' star Jessica Chastain our female lead for 'True Detective' season 2, or is the rumor mill only spouting wishful thinking?
Only one week removed from the "Form and Void" of 'True Detective''s first season finale, and HBO has yet to formally confirm that Nic Pizzolatto's anthology drama will return for a second season in 2015. Smart money tells us that the network may wait for Pizzolatto's first scripts and locked-down casting to officially move forward, while the latest name supposedly put forth for 'True Detective' season 2 is none other than Hollywood A-lister Brad Pitt. Maybe.
HBO's 'True Detective' has come and gone, and even as the reception of its first season finale "Form and Void" remains divided, fans already desire more time spent with Matthew McConaughey's Rustin Cohle and Woody Harrelson's Martin Hart. At least one of those wishes we can grant, with a brand-new 'True Detective' deleted scene that reveals how Rust broke up with his girlfriend Lori (Elizabeth Reaser) before 2012.
Tonight brings the season finale of 'True Detective,' in which all the creeping tension and unnerving suspense comes to a full boil, and Marty and Rust come face to gnarly face with the Yellow King himself. For those seeking a rewarding conclusion to the first season, "Form and Void" definitely delivers, from full-out creepiness to good ol' Rust Cohle-isms, and yes, even some deep fried detective bromance.
Earlier this week we saw what might prove to be the (yellow) king of 'True Detective' parodies, but the latest to emerge on HBO's buzzworthy drama is at least a close second. Watch 'Community' stars Joel McHale and Jim Rash take on the mush-mouthed roles of Rustin Cohle and Martin Hart in 'The Soup''s take on 'True Detective'!
On tonight's all-new, penultimate episode of 'True Detective' (we know, we can hardly believe it's almost over, either), Marty and Rust reunite in present day -- it's time to pay their old debt on the Dora Lange case, and the cases of every other missing woman and child in Louisiana who went unnoticed. The detectives team up to attempt to solve the mystery of Carcosa and the Yellow King once and for all, and they come chillingly closer than ever.
Even before HBO's 'True Detective' captivated audiences and inspired a wave of think pieces on everything from literary references to its take on women, the moody FBI drama had feature director Cary Fukunaga behind the camera to deliver its iconic visual flair. Now, with season 2 all-but-assured, what role will Fukunaga have with future 'True Detective,' and how might creator Nic Pizzolatto shake things up with its new leading roles?
There's been some talk in recent weeks about the trouble with the female characters on 'True Detective,' and that talk hit a boiling point this week following the airing of "Haunted Houses," in which Marty gets up to his old habits and Maggie retaliates, causing many critics to lash out at the show's portrayal and treatment of women -- but the show isn't treating its female characters poorly, the men are. And there's a big difference.