TRUE DETECTIVE Will Feature Three Leads in Season 2
By Merrill Barr on May 27, 2014
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.