Colin Farrell Confirms Starring Role in ‘True Detective’ Season 2
Things have been relatively quiet on the True Detective front after a summer of rumors regarding the season 2 cast, but finally one of the stars has been revealed. On Sunday, Colin Farrell spoke to Ireland's Sunday World, and confirmed that he'd be starring in the HBO drama. "I’m doing the second series," the 38-year-old actor told the paper. "I’m so excited."
As for any other details regarding casting and plotting, Farrell played dumb. "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," he said. "All the powers that be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the cast."
Farrell was one of the first names attached to the sophomore run of the show, along with Vince Vaughn, who was said to be in preliminary talks, as well as Taylor Kitsch and Mad Men costar Elisabeth Moss. While the debut season featured two lead roles, played by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, the second season of the acclaimed HBO series calls for four main roles. It'll be set in California and will revolve around a murder connected to the construction of a railroad system linking the northern and southern parts of the state.