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HBO confirms 'True Detective' cast: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell in season 2

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It’s finally official: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO’s acclaimed crime drama True Detective.

HBO also released the first official logline for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

Furthermore, HBO confirmed the second season will be eight episodes and shoot in California. Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) is now confirmed to direct the first two episodes of the new season.

Here are the new character descriptions:

Colin Farrell 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 as 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.”

HBO says more casting will be announced as it is confirmed. Other names rumored to be in the mix include Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch, The Notebook‘s Rachel McAdams, and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. True Detective will shoot later this fall. No premiere date is set, but a summer return seems likely.

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