More details are emerging about the second season of HBO's critically acclaimed cop anthology, the first season of which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. First we had the news that Jessica Chastain was being offered the lead role in Season 2. Now Variety and others are reporting that the setting of season two will be California as opposed to season one's Louisiana backwoods, and there will be three leads this time.
In a recent interview with public radio program “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” Pizzolatto revealed: “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.”
He added, “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.”
As with season one, season two will be entirely self-contained and will not feature the main cast from before.
Pizzolatto previously told HitFix that “True Detective” season two would be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”