True Detective has worked extremely hard to keep its second season under wraps. HBO isn’t talking. Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto isn’t talking. But Colin Farrell is totally talking and over the weekend he confirmed his involvement in the second season of the detective series. That’s one casting down and a ton more to go.
Over the weekend, the actor spoke with Sunday World noting that he is definitely appearing in Season 2 of True Detective.
“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.”
Back in July, it was confirmed that Farrell was in talks for True Detective Season 2. At the time, it was noted that he was up for one of the leads. However, we weren’t given much information about what character he would be playing. Now that Farrell’s confirmed, he still doesn’t seem to have a ton of details about the character he will be playing, but he did bring up the few facts about shooting that matches some of the information that has come out over the past few months.
I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.
Season 2 is expected to be set in parts of California and now Farrell’s let us know that the new season will officially be shot in the southern part of the state. A while back Pizzolatto mentioned that True Detective will be set in “much lesser known venues in California.” Now that we know the show will be shot some place outside of Los Angeles, I’m not really sure how "lesser known" Pizzolatto meant. Will they be heading to Pomona? Antelope Valley? Monterey, California has also been tossed out as a potential venue. I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
Since HBO has been so hush hush about True Detective, it’s great to hear Farrell say he is definitely on board. However, since Season 2 is expected to feature more than two detectives, there are quite a few more castings we’re going to have to wait for. While rumors that Jessica Chastain might join the series were debunked, Taylor Kitsch is a real possibility, as is Vince Vaughn. A few big female names have been tossed out related to various roles, including Elisabeth Moss, Rachel McAdams and Michelle Forbes.
It’ll still be a while before True Detective returns to the schedule, but if you are interested in keeping up with the series, here’s what we know so far.