By Jack Rico
When I heard that Vince Vaughn, a mostly comedic actor, and Colin Farrell, a mostly B actor at best, were starring in season 2 of HBO’s True Detective, my face cringed. HBO never really makes mistakes, but gone are director Cary Fukunaga, one of the most acclaimed actors of the 21st century in Matthew McConaughey and an immensely solid actor in Woody Harrelson… and this new cast is how you up the ante? HBO has earned the benefit of the doubt from fans, but they have a lot of explaining to do. I just can’t understand the cast selection process. Here’s the first trailer of ‘True Detective’ Season 2. What do YOU think?
Premiering on June 21st on HBO, the new season also stars Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly. The only faith I still have is that the brilliant writer Nic Pizzolatto is still on board hoping he won’t let the ship sink all the way down.
Synopsis: A bizarre murder unites three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, L.A. County. Vince Vaughn is Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly, Black Box), struggles with his choices and her own.
Rachel McAdams is set as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Friday Night Lights favorite Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions and billions of dollars.