‘True Detective’ Season 2 Adds ‘Dexter’ Alum C.S. Lee
Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ may have ended in a lumberjacked hurricane of absurdity, but the ‘Masuka’ spinoff will live on in spirit. C.S. Lee is the latest confirmed to join the cast of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ season 2, but as whom, you ask?
Easy though it would be to paint C.S. Lee as a perverted forensic analyst once again, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the ‘Dexter’ alum will recur as Richard Geldof, a state attorney general with grand political ambitions, described as smooth, polished, well-spoken and intelligent, with an unmoored moral compass. Perhaps with a secret past of unwittingly aiding Miami serial killers, but we’ll leave that to your imagination.
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 has been confirmed for the role of 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 Lolita Davidovich and ‘True Blood’ alum James Frain, ‘Rectify’’s Abigail Spencer, ‘Almost Human’’s 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.
‘True Detective’ season 2 won’t air until sometime in summer 2015 at the earliest, but what do you think? Is C.S. Lee’s appearance the ‘Dexter’ crossover audiences have been clamoring for? Tell us what you want to see when time’s flat circle brings us another round of HBO’s ‘True Detective’ next year!