While this is the first we're hearing about Rachel McAdams being in contention, Elisabeth Moss revealed last month that she had not been approached to star in the series, just days after a report revealed she was up for the female lead. However, a lot can change in one month, and it seems now that Elisabeth Moss is, in fact, in the running.
Variety also reports that Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are currently in final negotiations for the other three lead roles. With shooting scheduled to begin later this month, these actors and the female lead should be confirmed very soon.
Rachel McAdams doesn't have a slew of TV experience, appearing in Canadian shows such as Slings and Arrows and Earth: Final Conflict before her movie career took off. Elisabeth Moss, on the other hand, returns for the final episodes of Mad Men next year. Would you rather see Rachel McAdams or Elisabeth Moss as the female lead on True Detective? Chime in with your thoughts below.