New Details Revealed for Season 2 of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE; Elisabeth Moss to Star?

New Details Revealed for Season 2 of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE; Elisabeth Moss to Star?

The Wrap has shared new details about the highly anticipated second season of HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE. According to the report, actor Colin Farrell is close to signing a deal to star with Hollywood's Taylor Kitsch said to be the top choice to portray the younger male lead. The actors will make up two of the three central investigators in the season.

A story breakdown of the upcoming season reveals that the episodes will begin with "the death of 52-year-old Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city found brutally murdered on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government must solve the crime.

On the one hand Caspar was involved in a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. On the other, the body had satanic symbols etched on his chest and Caspar reportedly had a penchant for rough sex."

Vince Vaughn will serve as the season's central antagonist, Frank Semyon, described as "a former thug-turned-businessman working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system linking California."

Elisabeth Moss, best known for her role in AMC's 'Mad Men,' is a lead contender for the female lead, Monterey sheriff Ani Bezzerides whose "troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol." Farrell would portray Ray Velcoro, while Kitsch will take on the role of Paul Woodrugh, a 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction.