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TRUE DETECTIVE: Season 2: Actors Circling, Character & Plot Points Released

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True Detective Season 2 Casting and Plot Details. Official plot details and casting rumors True Detective: Season 2 have been released for the HBO TV series. Vince Vaughn, Elisabeth Moss, Michelle Forbes, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch are all rumored for key roles in the series.

On the plot of True Detective: Season 2:

the second season of “True Detective” will follow the [suspicious] death of a corrupt [California] city manager [(Ben Caspar)]…The 52-year-old’s body is found on a desolate stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur, with satanic symbols etched into the chest. [His murder happens] amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. As the detectives dig deeper, they learn that Caspar was into kinky sex and possibly the occult. They…discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.

On what actor will be playing what character on True Detective: Season 2:

Vaughn is in talks to play Frank Semyon, a former thug-turned-businessman who’s working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.

Moss…is being eyed to play Ani Bezzerides, a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.

Farrell is nearing a deal to play Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives.

Kitsch is angling for the role of Paul Woodrugh, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction.

Forbes, who starred on the first season of “The Killing,” has been rumored for a part on “True Detective,” and it’s possible she could play either Farrell’s ex-wife (a survivor of sexual assault) or Vaughn’s charming but mercurial wife.

The characters sound interesting the actor choices are even better. The negative news, already reported months ago, is that season’s one only director, Cary Fukunaga, will not be returning as the primary director but rather a team of directors would take over those duties. No director has been chosen or confirmed at this point.

Season 1 of True Detective starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Bruce Elliott, Tory Kittles, David Stephen Mitchell, Michael Potts, Eric Price, Madison Wolfe, J.D. Evermore, Dana Gourrier, Joe Chrest, Timothy Wyant, Joseph Fischer, John L. Armijo, Jackson Beals, and Alexandra Daddario.

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Source: Slashfilm, Thewrap

 

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