Following months of rumors, HBO has announced the two lead actors starring in True Detective season 2.

The pay cabler announced that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are set to star in season 2 of HBO’s hit drama via press release Tuesday afternoon. “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder,” season 2’s logline cryptically reads.

The character descriptions are as follows:

  1. “Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”
  2. “Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

HBO says that additional True Detective season 2 casting announcements are forthcoming. The show will begin production “later this year” in California with a eight-episode order.

The rumor mill has been suggesting that several other well-known Hollywood stars are up for roles as well including Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams. A lead female detective is supposedly part of the story.

Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of season 2.

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True Detective season 1 starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, but since the show is an anthology, new leads were necessary.

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