A few weeks ago, Colin Farrell confirmed — before HBO had officially announced it — that he’d officially come aboard True Detective season two, although best we can tell, no one else has been officially confirmed, including Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams, who are expected to round out the cast along with Taylor Kitsch.
While, again, HBO has not announced it, and the deal is not official, after playing coy last week Kitsch more or less admitted that he’s doing season two of True Detective in an interview with AdWeek, saying he took off a year and was really itching to get started on TD:
Yeah, I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True.
He also spoke about how excited he is to be working on the series:
Yeah, I mean it was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it. And having this meeting with Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be a actor, why you struggle and why you don’t quit. And when we’re talking, I mean he’s obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. And you’re just excited to go now. I can’t fucking wait to hit camera. So I’m excited. I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes fucking balls to stand by that and do it that way.
As for details, he didn’t offer much, except to say that it’d be shot in Los Angeles and that, while it will have a 70’s vibe, it will be set in contemporary times.
Meanwhile, we probably won’t get confirmations from McAdams and Vaughn until someone corners them during a junket interview and refuses to let them leave until they admit they’ve been cast.