Looks like Colin Farrell really is starring in True Detective season 2.

The actor himself confirmed he’s on board to Irish newspaper The Sunday World. “I’m doing the second series,” Farrell (Fright Night, In Bruges) reportedly said. “I’m so excited.” And we hear Farrell’s deal with the network is indeed either done, or very close to it.

HBO, however, officially remains mum on what’s become a rather torturous casting process (in the press anyway), as the network and creator Nic Pizzolatto seek to fill several key roles on the show in the wake of the first season’s stunning performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Also reportedly in the mix for the new season: Swingers actor Vince Vaughan, Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch, The Notebook‘s Rachel McAdams, and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. HBO is hoping to get filming underway this fall on a contemporary story set in California. Farrell also confirmed the new season will once again consist of eight epiosdes. The season 1 cast and Emmy-winning director Cary Fukunaga are not returning for the second round. True Detective will likely return next summer.