TV: Colin Farrell confirms role in ‘True Detective Season 2’


Colin Farrell has been rumoured to be starring in True Detective Season 2 from the beginning, and while there are a large number of names rumoured for roles in the highly anticipated new series, Farrell has finally been the first to confirm he will be in the show.

Speaking with The Sunday World, Farrell confirmed “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.” He then elaborated that the season would indeed be shooting within the “environs” of Los Angeles.

He also confirmed that his character will be called Ray Velcaro, a man “who has been damaged by years of trauma in both his personal and professional lives.”

This is really exciting news as I am a big fan of Farrell.

Here is what we know so far about True Detective Season 2:

The True Detective Season 2 plot will center on the suspicious death of corrupt California city manager Ben Caspar. The 52-year-old’s body is found on a desolate stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur, with satanic symbols etched into the chest.The potentially groundbreaking transportation deal would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought. As the detectives dig deeper, they learn that Caspar was into kinky sex and possibly the occult.

There will be four leads, three detectives and a villain. Colin Farrell (now confirmed), Taylor Kitsch and Elisabeth Moss are closing deals to be the detectives, while Vince Vaughn is looking to play the antagonist, although (hopefully) not the main one.

Farrell is playing detective Ray Velcoro, a man who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional life.

Kitsch is looking to play the role of military vet Paul Woodrugh, a man who has seen his own share of violence and destruction.

Moss, who recently played a small-town cop in the similarly themed, “Top of the Lake,” is being eyed to play Ani Bezzerides, a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.

So all the detectives come with their own dark pasts, but there’s more…

Michelle Forbes has also now been added to the list of potential candidates, and is expected to be playing either Farrell’s ex-wife, or Vaughn’s wife.

Vaughn, whose bombshell casting rumour came about this week, is looking likely to be playing one of the main antagonists for the series, and The Wrap reports that writer Nic Pizzolatto wrote the character with Vaughn in mind. Vaughn is in talks to play Frank Semyon, a former thug-turned-businessman who’s working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases.

Rachel McAdams has also been rumoured for a role.

Justin Lin is said to be directing the first two episodes, but again this is just hearsay for now.

As casting falls into place, the show is still on the hunt for directors, and while the first season was solely directed (superbly) by Cary Fukunaga, the second season is looking for multiple directors.



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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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