A few more mysteries have been solved regarding Season 2 of HBO’s True Detective.
The network confirmed Monday that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly — long-rumored additions to Nic Pizzolatto’s meditative mystery series — will join the previously confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, and also offered details on the characters they’ll be playing.
McAdams has landed the role of Ani Bezzerides, “a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves,” while Kitsch is portraying Paul Woodrugh, “a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.”
Reilly, meanwhile, will play Jordan, the wife of Vaughn’s criminal entrepreneur; she’s described as “a former D-list actress who is a full partner in her spouse’s enterprises and ambitions.”
Season 2 of True Detective, which will consist of eight one-hour installments, has already begun filming in California. The plot will focus on a trio of police officers and a career criminal who find themslves navigating “a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
Vaughn’s Frank Semyon will find his fortunes at risk when “his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.” Farrell’s Ray Velcoro is “a compromised detective” who’ll be torn between “a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Fast 5) is on board to direct the season’s first two episodes.