‘True Detective’ Season 2 Trailer Sets June HBO Premiere, First Photos
After months and months of waiting, True Detective Season 2 is no longer a joke! Check out the first official trailer and photos for HBO’s dark and dreary masterpiece in its second incarnation, complete with June 21 premiere!
It’s hard to say exactly what we’re looking at by the first trailer, with no dialogue, and a song that even Shazam couldn’t identify. Still, law enforcement officers with steely gazes! Arid, scenic locales! Mustache! Brass knuckles! Strip club! Vague imagery! All the usual hallmarks.
So far as we know, True Detective Season 2 will 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 are tasked with finding the culprit, only to discover the investigation has broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
Colin 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, while Vince Vaughn 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. Kelly Reilly will play Jordan, Frank’s wife and a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
Additionally, Rachel McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. The Normal Heart star Taylor Kitsch will play Paul Woodrugh, war veteran motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, who is running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Supporting cast for True Detective Season 2 has also been said to include Rick Springfield, Dexter star C.S. Lee, Lolita Davidovich and True Blood alum James Frain, Rectify star Abigail Spencer, Almost Human alum Michael Irby and The Hunger Games star Leven Rambin, among others. Fast and Furious franchise helmer Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, with other directors yet to be announced.
We’ve included the first photos below, so load up on Lone Stars for the June 21 premiere of True Detective season 2 by its first trailer!