Nic Pizzolatto Reveals The First Details On ‘True Detective’ Season Two

We haven’t heard much from True Detective showrunner Nic Pizzolatto since the first season of True Detective ended. There had been some suggestion in a deleted tweet of his that the second season might feature female leads, but there was never any follow up. Earlier this month, there were rumors that Jessica Chastain would take a part in the series, and before that, rumors that Brad Pitt would be involved. But none of those can be true because, according to Pizzolatto, casting hasn’t even begun yet.

In a long public radio interview with Pizzolatto, in which he spends the majority of the time breaking down season one of the show, Pizzolotto finally reveals some details about the second season. The most surprising take-away? Three leads:

From the To the Best Of Our Knowledge Podcast:

“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one. The characters are all new, but I am deeply in love with all of them. We have the entire season broken out, and I have a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting within the coming month.

Psychosphere ambience?! I like the sound of that (though, I will probably miss the Southern setting, which I thought was one of the show’s major strengths, if only because of the fantastic accents). The important thing, however, is that your #TrueDetectiveSeason2 suggestions should now include three names, instead of two, meaning that if they do decide to cast Troy and Abed in the second season, they’re going to need to bring along Levar Burton, too.

I do hope there’s a part of Alexandria Daddario, however, just so she’ll have the chance to defend her best sex scene of 2014 title on Mr. Skin.

Source: To the Best Of Our Knowledge (Extended Interview Portion)