Report: True Detective Season 2 Eyeing Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch

True Detective Colin Farrell Season 2 Cast

Whether or not time is a flat circle, the casting process for Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective is accelerating.

Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch are reportedly in serious discussions for two of the season’s lead roles, according to respective stories by our sister site Deadline and The Wrap.

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At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, HBO president Michael Lombardo said a Season 2 casting announcement was imminent, and added, “[T]he two scripts we have are…more exciting than the first season.”

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto, meanwhile, told The Daily Beast this week that the new season will be set in California and feature “four central roles.”

The anthology format of True Detective — each season will reboot with new settings and characters — has allowed the network to reach out to big names who might not otherwise want to commit to multiple seasons of a series.

Season 1 of True Detective, which took place in Louisiana with a narrative that fluctuated between the mid-’90s and the present, earned Emmy nominations yesterday for Best Drama and Lead Actor in a Drama for stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, neither of whom will return for Season 2.

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