It’s Official! Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to Star in True Detective Season 2

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HBO confirmed today that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO’s “True Detective.” Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes.

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.

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.

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. 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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