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TRUE DETECTIVE Will Feature Three Leads in Season 2

Get ready to modify that twitter hashtag because we’ve got some juice True Detective news for you. In light of all the recent rumors, series creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto dropped a couple nuggets of info regarding the next season of the adored series on the To the Best of our Knowledge radio program. The info has to do with the cast and location of Season 2 and has been transcribed by MTV:

“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one. The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”

You’d think Hollywood would have shot every last inch of California at this point in our history, but we’re willing to give Pizzolatto the benefit of the doubt on that one. The more interesting tidbit of info here is regarding the amount of leads the season will have. Part of what made the first season feel so personal was the fact that it was limited to the story of Marty and Rust, throwing a third person into the mix would have really cut the amount of time we got to spend with each of them. Still, that story was designed to be a serious take on the buddy cop construct, and thanks to the anthology format, no one says Season 2 needs to follow that path, so this is most likely something Pizzolatto has taken into account.

Who do you want to see take on the three leads in Season 2? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Greg says:

    Danny Devito, Arnold Schwartzinegger, Eddie Murphy

  2. Louie says:

    Kathy Bates, Gwendoline Christie, Paul Giamatti

  3. Gloria Jernigan says:

    Am I to understand that the first two main characters are out, and they are bring in three new ones.   i vote for the old two in another part of the country.

    • Dustin says:

      They said right from the beginning that True Detective was going to go year by year with each season featuring a brand new story with new leads.

  4. Djr says:

    Bill Murray Brian Cranston Adrienne Brody 

  5. Camille says:

    James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill

  6. Susan Burns says:

    Not all of California has been shot. North Central (Redding, Chico, Shasta) has not really been filmed. Lots of stories could be told up there in the True Detective vein.

  7. h f cbhxg says:

    Christian bale, Tommy Lee jones, Bryan cranston

  8. Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Rockwell, Sean Penn & 

  9. Abdelrahman says:

    Michael C. Hall, i hope they keep on Matthew Mcconaughey.

  10. John Lindner says:

    Ed Norton, Poppy Montgomery (Main 2) and Either Christian Bale or Benecio Del Torro in a more minor role. 

  11. ObviousName says:

    I think they might do a story from a criminals perspective, an anti-hero trying to do something noble like go after a killer.

    • JoeSchlomo says:

      Dexter called. Not for any particular reason. He was just feeling lonely and needed somebody to talk to.