‘True Detective’ Season 2 Adds Four More to the Cast
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?
Per The Wrap, only 'Almost Human' star Michael Irby's role has been confirmed for 5-6 episodes as Elvis Ilinca, partner to the still-unconfirmed McAdams’ police character Ani Bezzerides. No word yet on 'Black Box' star Reilly, who had earlier been in contention for McAdams' role along with 'Rectify''s Abigail Spencer, or for 'Hunger Games' star Rambin
When last we'd heard, 'True Detective' season 2 was said to follow the death of a corrupt city manager in a fictional California city, amid a groundbreaking transportation deal that would drastically change the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government would be tasked with finding the culprit, only to discover the investigation has broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
Farrell will take the role of Ray Velcoro, a "compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him." Vaughn, meanwhile, will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."
Though not yet confirmed, Rachel McAdams' part Ani Bezzerides is described as a tough, small-town Monterey sheriff with gambling and alcohol issues. 'The Killing' and genre vet Michelle Forbes had also supposedly been in talks for a supporting character, while 'Fast and Furious' franchise helmer Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, with other directors yet to be announced.
Well, what do you think of 'True Detective' season 2's additions? However will we pass the time before its premiere in summer 2015?