It's Official: True Detective Season 2 to Star Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell

True Detective Season 2 Cast Vince Vaughn Colin Farrell

You can stop tweeting dream-cast pairs: HBO on Tuesday announced that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will lead Season 2 of True Detective.

Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), whose interest in the project TVLine exclusively reported in August, will play Frank Semyon. Frank is a career criminal whose move into legitimate enterprise is jeopardized when his business partner is killed.

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Farrell (Alexander) will play Ray Velcoro, described by the network as “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” (Word of Farrell’s casting circulated ahead of HBO’s announcement, thanks to an interview the Dublin-born actor gave an Irish newspaper.)

The series’ official synopsis? “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

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Other actors whose names have been bandied about for the anthology series’ second season include Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and Friday Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch.

Production on the eight-episode series will begin this fall in California, with Justin Lin (CommunityFast & Furious) directing the first two hours.