True Detective Season 2 Will Have Three Leads, Casting Heats Up
The first season of True Detective came out of nowhere and surprised both critics and audiences alike with how brilliant it was, and especially how nuanced and powerful the performances from Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey were. Obviously, both Matthew and Woody are well-known actors and Oscar nominees to boot, so it’s really not that surprising. However, since True Detective is an anthology series, Matthew and Woody wrapped their arcs at the end of Season 1, which puts pressure on the show’s creators to find equally compelling actors to fill their roster.
The show’s creator, Nic Pizzolatto, has already spoken up about Season 2 of the show, and explained that he’s well into working out the story and episode arcs. According to reports, the show will now have three leads as opposed to the two in Season 1, and one is supposedly a female lead.
Nic explains, “We’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.” He also adds that casting is about to start ‘in earnest’ in a few weeks, which means that we’ll start hearing official confirmations within the next month. We’re already hearing that Jessica Chastain was approached for the female lead role, but she reportedly turned it down. However, since it’s HBO, we expect that the executives won’t have trouble landing A-list actors for the roles. The only trouble they might have is trying to recapture the magic that Matthew and Woody brought to the roles, but that just puts more pressure on them to get the casting right.