HBO confirms Vince Vaughn’s casting for ‘True Detective’ season 2

'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is set to shoot the first two episodes

HBO has finally confirmed Vince Vaughn will play one of the four lead roles in the second season of True Detective.

Meanwhile, Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is set to direct the first two episodes of the new season.

Deadline reports that HBO have revealed the official logline for the show: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

As reported, Colin Farrell has confirmed he will also appear in the second season of the award-winning 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

As previously rumoured, Vince Vaughn will play the show’s antagonist, career criminal Frank Semyon. A former thug-turned-businessman he’s connected with the local mayor and together with their cronies they’re trying to push forward the construction of rail links between South and North California and skim off the cash from federal grants.

On Semyon’s payroll is bent cop Ray Velcoro. Colin Farrell will play the 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.

Taylor Kitsch is circling the role of the third law enforcer. Military veteran Paul Woodrugh has seen his own share of violence and destruction and is now a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. When the series begins Woodrugh is on leave after soliciting oral sex from a beautiful girl he pulls over for drunk driving. 

Deadline reveals that among the actresses invited to read for the lead female role in Nic Pizzolatto’s award-winning show were Rosario Dawson, Jessica Biel and Brit Marling. Rachel McAdams, Keira Knightley and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss have also been linked with the role.