True Detective Adds Rachel McAdams as Season Two Lead


It was revealed earlier this week that HBO’s acclaimed series, “True Detective,” has set Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn as the male leads of the second season. Now, Variety reveals that, as has long been rumored, Rachel McAdams has joined the cast in a leading female role. The trade also notes that Taylor Kitsch is a near certainty to round out the cast.

In the second season, three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

Colin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him while Vince Vaughn is set to play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. Details on McAdam’s role have not yet been revealed.

Additional casting will be announced as it is confirmed. The eight-episode, hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California with Justin Lin directing the first two episodes. The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.

The critically-acclaimed first season was directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starred Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts and Tory Kittles.

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