HBO has confirmed that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have joined Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in Season 2 of HBO's True Detective. The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California. This season centers on three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes. Colin Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Rachel McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff's detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Taylor Kitsch is playing Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened. Kelly Reilly portrays Jordan, Frank Semyon's wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.