“True Detective” Casts Three More; Details on the 5 Lead Characters

Keeping consistent with rumors, HBO today announced that Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly are joining the cast of “True Detective.”

The three actors, whose names had circulated in countless recent reports, officially join the previously cast Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn is the Emmy-winning show’s second season.

Production on the eight-episode second installment is already underway in California.

Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, “True Detective” season two will put director Justin Lin at the helm of its first two episodes.

The series’ logline and character descriptions follow:

Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.

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