HBO has locked down the last three leads for the second season of True Detective.
The premium cable network today confirmed that Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and Kelly Reilly (The Black Box) have signed on for series regular roles in the 8 episode sophomore run of the series created by Nic Pizzolatto.
True Detective is an anthology series which revolves around one police investigation each season. The show’s 8 episode second season is set in California and follows three police officers and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.
Rachel McAdams will star as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves; Taylor Kitsch has been cast as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol; while Kelly Reilly will play Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife and a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.
The trio are the last actors to board the second season of True Detective and are set to co-star opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, who are playing Detective Ray Velcoro and career criminal Frank Semyon, respectively. Production on the second season is now underway in California, with HBO eyeing a 2015 premiere. Justin Lin is directing the first two episodes.