‘True Detective’ Season 2: ‘Fast & Furious’ Justin Lin in Talks to Direct
We still know very little of what 'True Detective' season 2 will look like when HBO premieres its newest incarnation in 2015, but with Emmy-winning season 1 director Cary Fukunaga not retuning, we may at least know how its visuals come together. 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is reportedly in the running to direct episodes of 'True Detective' season 2, but who will join him?
Per The Hollywood Reporter, certain sources report that Lin could potentially direct the first two episodes of the new season, though much remains in the air, between budgets, schedule and directorial vision. Previously, we'd learned that there would be three or four directors working on the season, unlike Cary Fukunaga's singular tenure over the first run.
Previously, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have been rumored as the male leads for the second season, with 'Mad Men' star Elisabeth Moss in contention for the female role, and Vince Vaughn supposedly in talks to play a more villainous character. 'The Killing' and genre vet Michelle Forbes had also supposedly been in talks for a supporting character, but HBO has yet to confirm any of the casting rumors.
When last we'd heard, the second season of 'True Detective' 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.
Production should begin later this month for a summer 2015 premiere, but in the meantime, what say you? Would 'Better Luck Tomorrow' and 'Fast & Furious' director Lin make a worthwhile choice for 'True Detective' season 2?