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HBO finally spills plot details about True Detective’s second season

True Detective Season 2 Plot

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.

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.