Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell have been confirmed as the new stars of the second season of True Detective.
Eight episodes will be made with Colin Farrell starring as a detective and Vince Vaughn as a criminal, HBO has confirmed.
First time around, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey took centre stage, earning them critical plaudits and award nominations.
That series focused on the intense relationship between Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey’s flawed but determined detectives.
Without revealing any spoilers, HBO has revealed some early details about series two.
It says the plot will revolve around three police officers and a career criminal who must “navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder”.
Colin Farrell plays Ray Velcoro who HBO describe as “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him”.
As for Vince Vaughn, he will play Frank Semyon who is a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner”.
There’s no word on any appearances for Woody Harrelson or Matthew McConaughey and no word on where the second series will be set.
Justin Lin, who’s directed the last four Fast & Furious movies, will direct the first two episodes.
True Detective production will begin later this year.