‘True Detective’ Season 2 Spoilers: Possible Plot Details and Characters Leak
'True Detective' season 2 seemed to have its first real break last week with heavy rumors of Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch in talks for the lead roles, while additional details were promised in recent weeks. And while we haven't yet heard anything official from HBO, some tantalizing new details and descriptions of Farrell and Kitsch's characters may have made their way to light.
Take these reports with a few grains of salt for the moment, though given their proximity to news of Farrell and Kitsch, as well as a few vouchers endorsing their accuracy, 'True Detective' season 2's central plot may have been solved. Keep in mind that Farrell and Kitsch are not yet locked down, though according to the relatively new (if credible) FilmDivider, the men will be joined by a female 30-something Monterey Sheriff, who herself has issues with alcohol and gambling. The three primary characters are said to represent "different Californian cities and their own distinct branches of the State’s law enforcement bodies."
Admittedly, the report might also clarify the disparities we've heard between three central leads, and series creator Nic Pizzolatto's subsequent correction to four, as Farrell's character has an older partner not intended to be one of the main players, the fourth slot instead going to a "nefarious entrepreneur." Farrell's character is said to have problems with cocaine and anger, while Kitsch's (again, not official yet) California Highway Patrol character has been suspended for sexually exploiting a young woman he pulled over.
As for the story, which will once again have an occult edge without any actual supernatural aspects, here's what the report had to say:
The new mystery is to be kickstarted by the murder of Ray Caspar, City Manager of a fictional Californian city. From what I can gather, the new, partly invented map that Pizzolatto is drawing will be essential to his new story. As he teased, some months ago, part of the mystery will involve California’s transportation systems. This plot will involve a corrupt scheme to link North and South California with a high speed train, all in pursuit of profitable land ownership and lucrative federal grants.
The new California-set season of 'True Detective' will also have more than one director, following season 1 helmer Cary Fukunaga's exit from the series, though no official names have been revealed. We had our own ideas about potential talent ‘True Detective’ season 2 might cull, in addition to everything we already know about the next cycle.
Given the proximity to HBO's promise of actual casting announcements, as well as sites like IndieWire seemingly vouching for the report, these may in fact represent actual 'True Detective' season 2 details. Of course, certain scripts are surely subject to change before production begins. What would you like to see when 'True Detective' returns in 2015?