I have made my thoughts very clear on numerous occasions about HBOs series, True Detective, it is the best thing I have seen on TV for years. Stunning, powerful stuff enhanced by not only Cary Fukunaga’s astonishing directing, and not just Nic Pizzolatto’s thrilling writing, but also the two leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson giving career best performances. The supporting cast were all incredible too. It was a damn near perfection as TV can get!
Series Two is set to begin filming next month, and already there is talk of Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and possibly Jessica Chastain taking the lead roles. We know that Nic Pizzolatto is back in charge and writing, and we also know that instead of one director for the entire season (Cary Fukunaga directed the entire first season), season two will have multiple directors. William Friedkin has dropped a huge hint that he might be directing an episode or two, Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have all been rumoured to star, and we also know that the new season will have four main leads, not three as initially promised.
Some shocking news was revealed last night that Vince Vaughn is said to be circling a role in the second season, something which disturbs me somewhat. Thankfully his role (should he get it) will not be a leading role, but still I am not convinced Vaughn has the acting skills that this special series requires.
Back in his early days Vaughn did appear in some serious films, and proved he had talent. Film like Return to Paradise, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Swingers, The Cell and even the awful Psycho remake showed signs of a decent actor. These days he is a bit of a joke, starring in so-called comedies that aren’t very funny, and in my personal opinion, has no right to appear in such a high calibre TV series.
Saying that though, I am reading peoples opinions on how this is Vaughn looking to move his career in a new direction, and it could either work really well (Ben Affleck went from a bit of an irritation to one of the most respected actors and directors in the world today), or Vaughn could fall flat on his face trying. Why then, should his attempts to change his career be risked on such a beloved TV series like True Detective?
Hopefully he doesn’t get the role, but according to Variety not only is Vaughn in early talks, but he is a huge fan and is desperate for a part in the new series. While it is suspected it won’t be a leading role, there is still a chance it could be, and if this happens it could make or break the series. Fans don’t appear to be very happy with Vaughn wanting a role.
Hopefully there will be some clarity on this shortly. For now though, here is what we discovered recently about the possible story for True Detective Season 2:
Film Divider have revealed some juicy details about the second season, and while these details are yet to be confirmed, they do have some weight (it incorporates the US transportation system as previously rumoured). Check out the exciting details below, which should remind movie fans of one of the finest films ever made, Chinatown, which is in no way a bad thing!
“The new mystery is to be kickstarted by the murder of Ray Caspar, City Manager of a fictional Californian city. From what I can gather, the new, partly invented map that Pizzolatto is drawing will be essential to his new story. As he teased, some months ago, part of the mystery will involve California’s transportation systems. This plot will involve a corrupt scheme to link North and South California with a high speed train, all in pursuit of profitable land ownership and lucrative federal grants.”
There is still talk of the Occult coming into play once again, which is very exciting indeed. But what of the main characters? Well, the same report had some further information on the main players too:
“I can tell you now that these would make up two corners of the series’ central triangle of investigators, two men and a woman from different Californian cities and their own distinct branches of the State’s law enforcement bodies, coming together to uncover a whole mess of corruption.
The third corner will be a woman, a character in her 30s. She’s a Monterey Sherrif with – as you might well expect – trouble in her past and problems in her day-to-day. Her issues are with alcohol and gambling.
Farrell’s character has terrible problems with cocaine and anger management. The young guy, a member of the California Highway Patrol, has been suspended for sexually exploiting a young woman he pulled over. Nobody is clean.”
This is all yet to be confirmed, so take this as a rumour for now until official announcements are made.