Farrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective' season 2

By Lynn Elber, Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 1:41 p.m.


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

The eight-episode drama series will begin production in California this fall, the premium cable channel said Tuesday.

Farrell will play a compromised detective, Ray, who is divided between his loyalty to his bosses in a corrupt police department and a mobster with a hold over him.

Vince Vaughn co-stars as Frank, a criminal whose move into legitimate business is disrupted by a business partner's murder.

HBO had a critically acclaimed hit with the first season of "True Detective," which starred the Emmy-nominated Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

The air date for the second season was not announced.

Season one of "True Detective" paired two actors known primarily for their big-screen work in a twisted, noir-ish tale. McConaughey and Harrelson played former Louisiana State Police detectives interrogated in 2012 about a homicide case they're shown working, in flashback, in 1995.

The crime drama provoked some grumbling when it was entered in the Emmy Awards drama series category despite its abbreviated eight-episode run and the likelihood its stars wouldn't return for the next go-around.

"True Detective" ended up losing the best drama Emmy to "Breaking Bad," while McConaughey and Harrelson also failed to grab Emmy gold — although the former, an Oscar winner this year for "Dallas Buyers Club," was seen as the frontrunner.

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