The fact that Game of Thrones is just days away from finishing its stunning series five is depressing as hell, but there is a light (a dark one at that) at the end of the tunnel which will make the pain of losing one great show almost disappear. True Detective returns for a second season in just over a week, and I am crawling up the walls with excitement.
We have already seen a few trailers, character posters and have read some details about the next season, but now some new details about the characters have been released, and these go into a little more detail than what we already knew.
Below you will also find the synopsis and title for the first episode, and the title for the second episode, plus a new general synopsis for the show. If all that is not enough, then why don’t you check out the latest TV spots below too!
Synopsis and character details for True Detective Season 2:
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California when TRUE DETECTIVE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time, exclusively on HBO.
Colin Farrell (Golden Globe winner for “In Bruges”) plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn (“Wedding Crashers”) portrays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. Rachel McAdams (“Midnight in Paris”) plays Ani Bezzerides, a sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Taylor Kitsch (HBO’s “The Normal Heart”) portrays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and a highway patrol motorcycle officer, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Title and synopsis for first episode:
Episode #9 (season 2, episode 1): “The Western Book of the Dead”
The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business.
Title for second episode:
Episode #10 (season 2, episode 2): “Night Finds You”