Colin Farrell confirms role in ‘True Detective’ season 2

Production on the eight-episode run to begin in Los Angeles later this month

Colin Farrell has confirmed he will appear in the second season of True Detective.

Eight episodes are planned with production due to begin in Los Angeles later this month.

According to The Irish Independent casting for the show is still ongoing. They report that Farrell told The Sunday World: “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited.”

The actor added, “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

As reported, Farrell is expected to take the role of bent cop Ray Velcoro – a barely functioning coke-head who has suffered years of turmoil in both his personal and professional life and is battling his ex-wife for custody of their son.

Plot details revealed last month show the story will focus on three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government tasked with solving the brutal murder of a high level corrupt city official. Taylor Kitsch and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss have been under consideration for the roles of the other two law enforcers with Vince Vaughn also tipped for a role.

The HBO show created by Nic Pizzolatto received five nominations at last month’s Emmy television awards. Carey Fukunuaga won for his work directing the first season of the show. However, multiple directors are planned for the second with Fast and Furious director Justin Lin reported to be in talks to direct two episodes.

The first series followed cops played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson during their investigation of a series of abductions linked to the occult.