Series creator Nic Pizzolatto confirmed in June that Season 2 will have multiple directors, as opposed to Season 1, where Cary Fukunaga directed all eight episodes. We also reported last month that each director is expected to tackle two or three episodes apiece in the eight-episode Season 2.
There have been an assortment of casting rumors swirling around the show, with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealing last month that casting will be announced "soon." Colin Farrell, who has been in talks for a lead role since July, is reportedly close to finalizing his deal, with Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn in final negotiations.
The fourth lead is a female character, with Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams in the running for that final role. Coincidentally, Elisabeth Moss denied previous rumors that she was up for the female lead, but now it seems she is in the running.
Nic Pizzolatto is writing all of the Season 2 episodes, which reportedly revolve around the murder of a corrupt city manager, just as a groundbreaking transportation deal is about to go through for a high-speed train system that connects Northern and Southern California.
While best known for his work on the big screen with the lucrative Fast & Furious franchise and the upcoming Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel, Justin Lin also directed a handful of Community episodes, including the first Paintball episode, Modern Warfare. He also directed the pilot for the upcoming CBS series Scorpion.