After months of theories, rumors and casting drama, it looks like HBO is finalizing its roster for the second season of True Detective, and that’s a good thing since table reads are reportedly slated to start Friday. With Taylor Kitsch confirming his own involvement in the drama series earlier this week, Rachel McAdams working out the deal for her contract and both Colin Farrell and Vince Vaugh officially signed on, the show is recruiting actors for a few key supporting roles.
Kelly Reilly (Black Box, above), Michael Irby (Almost Human), Leven Rambin (Hunger Games) and Abigail Spencer (Suits) are all in talks for regular or recurring roles when Season 2 finally does start filming. According to Deadline, Reilly and Spencer were among the actresses invited to meet with creator Nic Pizzolatto for the lead before McAdams ultimately scored the gig. The actress, along with Farrell and Kitsch, will be playing a police officer with Vaughn starring as a criminal who must “navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.” Reilly is rumored to be playing a woman named Morgan, while Spencer will play Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack. Irby is set to portray McAdams’ partner Elvis, and Rambin will likely play Sophia, a woman with a drug history.