A popular Golden Globe-winning actor says he will star in season two of HBO’s critically acclaimed limited series “True Detective.”
“Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell has revealed that he has landed a leading role in the second [season] of ‘True Detective,’” reports the Irish Mirror.
The report adds: “The star is reportedly set to play Ray Velcoro, who has been damaged by years of trauma in both his personal and professional lives.
The original report is in Ireland’s Sunday World newspaper, which is behind a pay wall. The Irish actor confirmed, “I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited,” the Mirror says.
Farrell also told the World, “’I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot.’ The 38-year-old added that he knew very little about what to expect but said that the new series will be shot ‘in the environs of LA.’”
The Mirror notes that the report in Sunday World adds that “Rachel McAdams and ‘Mad Men’s’ Elisabeth Moss [are] fighting it out for the same part. The pair are both believed to be in contention for the role of a ‘no nonsense’ hard-drinking Californian sheriff. Funny man Vince Vaughn is also reportedly vying for a role [on the] hit show.”
Farrell won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in the 2008 theatrical feature “In Bruges.”
Season one of “True Detective” starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. It ran for eight episodes, was nominated for seven Emmys and won four.