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Breaking: Jessica Chastain to Star in Second Season of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE?

May 21
10:30 2014
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Breaking: Jessica Chastain to Star in Second Season of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE?

TVGuide.com reports that Jessica Chastain has been offered the lead role in the second season of the HBO hit drama TRUE DETECTIVE. The site reports that the Oscar nominee has not yet accepted the offer and that HBO did not immediately respond to their request for comment.

The freshman season of the critically acclaimed detective drama starred Matthew McCounaghey and Woody Harrelson as partners who work together to solve a complex series of crimes over two decades. The anthology series is set to feature a new cast along with a new story line that will be unrelated to previous arcs. Creator Nic Pizzolatto had previously commented that he hoped to cast a female lead for the show's sophomore season.

Stay tuned for more details!

Chastain made her Broadway debut in the revival of 'The Heiress' opposite Dan Stevens. She has received major accolades for her roles in films like Ralph Fiennes' CORIOLANUS, John Madden's THE DEBT,John Hillcoat's LAWLESS, Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER, Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE and Tate Taylor's THE HELP

She was recently seen on the big screen in Andrés Muschietti's MAMA and Katherine Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, for which she recently won Best Actress at the National Board of Review, the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.

She will next be seen on the big screen in Miss Julie, Interstellar and Crimson Peak.


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