‘True Detective’ Season 2: Taylor Kitsch Seemingly Confirms Role
'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 in 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?
Take this one with a minor grain of salt for the moment, given the fluid nature of Hollywood negotiations, but it seems Kitsch may have officially confirmed his role among the 'True Detective' season 2 cast. Speaking to AdWeek, Kitsch apparently nodded toward suggestions that he'd have production on 'True Detective' to look forward to in the coming months, even as the outlet's editors reminded that the actor's deal has not been made 100% final.
Still, says Kitsch of the prospect:
I can’t f*cking wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. 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. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes f*cking balls to stand by that and do it that way.
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.
Kitsch had been "expected" to land the role, that of a highway patrolman charged with sexual assault. Also still somewhat unconfirmed is Rachel McAdams, said to be "locking down the female lead role" of Ani Bezzerides, a tough, small-town Monterey sheriff with gambling and alcohol issues. HBO had also been reported to consider such candidates as Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel, Oona Chaplin, Jaimie Alexander, Brit Marling, Malin Akerman, Kelly Reilly, Elisabeth Moss, Abigail Spencer and Keira Knightley.
'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.
Kitsch had also recently suggested that HBO would confirm his role in 'True Detective' season 2 in the coming weeks, but what say you? Does the 'Normal Heart' star seem up to following the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? How would you want to see HBO's award-winning detective drama unfold when season 2 premieres in summer 2015?