Colin Farrell Has Confirmed His Role In ‘True Detective’

Colin Farrell is officially locked in for season two of True Detective. Farrell confirmed his involvement in an interview with The Sunday World:

[The] 38-year-old star said, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.”

“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. 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.”

Farrell revealed the rest of the cast are still being locked down. (via)

Farrell has been rumored for a role since the casting rumors started and makes the first confirmation for the series second season. Other names that have been rumored include Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, and a slew of female names like Elisabeth Moss, Rachel McAdams, and Jessica Biel.

There were also some new plot details that match up with what has been previously reported, creating a nice picture for what we can expect:

Nic Pizzolatto has returned to pen the next series, which looks set to pick up on the bloody murder of a corrupt city businessman found dead the night before a major transportation deal.

Three police officials from different cities are put in charge of solving the high profile case.

While the first season was directly solely by Emmy winner Cary Fukanaga, the new run will likely make use of multiple directors. No one has been confirmed as yet, but William Friedkin and The Fast and the Furious’ Justin Lin are among rumoured names. (via)

Well I guess it is time to start ramping up our excitement levels. I guess we won’t be seeing it in January considering the timeline, but I can wait. It’ll also give people plenty of time to say this was plagiarized too.

(Via Sunday World / Independent IE)