With HBO’s True Detective losing Emmy-winning director Cary Fukunaga next year, the crime thriller is looking to Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin to fill some of the season-two helming duties.
As first reported by Deadline, Lin is in talks to direct at least a couple episodes for the much-discussed season two, which is expected to have several different directors. (Fukunaga directed all eight epiosdes of the first season, which is highly unusual.) HBO had no comment.
In addition to Fast franchise films Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast 5 (which climaxed with a truly impressive vault-dragging chase scene) and Fast & Furious 6, Lin directed the pilot for CBS’ upcoming Scorpion TV series and an untitled upcoming Bourne film.
As for TDS2 casting, the unconfirmed rumors haven’t changed: Possibly Colin Ferrell, Taylor Kitsch and, perhaps, Vince Vaughn in a contemporary California-set eight-episode crime story written once again by showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. HBO brass previously said the new cast would be revealed “soon”—but that was nearly two months ago. “The two scripts we have … I hate to jinx it … they are more exciting than the first season,” assured HBO programming president Michael Lombardo at the time.