With the True Detective season 2 premiere now less than two weeks away, HBO has impressively been able to keep the show’s plot lines under wraps. Aside from a few cryptic, albeit cool, trailers, most of what we know about the upcoming show starts and ends with the cast and show’s location — Los Angeles.
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Well, count your lucky stars because HBO today dropped some tantalizing new plot details about the show’s highly anticipated second season. We now have character names to match the all-star cast and a whole lot more.
Colin Farrell (Golden Globe winner for “In Bruges”) plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn (“Wedding Crashers”) portrays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. Rachel McAdams (“Midnight in Paris”) plays Ani Bezzerides, a sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Taylor Kitsch (HBO’s “The Normal Heart”) portrays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and a highway patrol motorcycle officer, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.
Even better, HBO also provided an inside scoop as to what we can expect from the first episode of Season 2.
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The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business.
For good measure, below is the second trailer HBO released for True Detective Season 2.