HBO announced a number of casting moves for the upcoming season of its acclaimed “True Detective.” Reuters reports that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have been added to the cast of the crime drama.
“The three will join two previously announced stars, Irish actor Colin Farrell and U.S. actor Vince Vaughn, in the eight-part miniseries, which was a big hit for HBO earlier this year and received five Primetime Emmy awards,” Reuters reports. “The second season is in production in California and revolves around three police officers, a career criminal and a murder, HBO said.”
Farrell is set to play one of the lead roles, as is Vaughn. Farrell’s character is “compromised detective Ray Velcoro,” the report notes, with Vaughn playing criminal mastermind Frank Semyon.
“HBO said McAdams, the 36-year-old ‘Midnight in Paris’ actress, would play an uncompromising and ethical sheriff, while ‘Lone Survivor’ actor Kitsch, 33, will play a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer,” the report notes. “Reilly, a 37-year-old English actress, will play Semyon’s wife, Jordan, a former D-list actress.”
HBO has yet to announce a premiere date.