Mean Girls actress Rachel McAdams has been cast in the second season of HBO’s hit police drama True Detective.
McAdams will play Ani Bezzerides, a by-the-book Ventura County, California Sheriff’s detective whose unyielding ethics cause conflict with her contemporaries.
McAdams will join Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows star Kelly Reilly, who will play Jordan, a washed-up D-list actress who’s married to a criminal entrepreneur called Frank Semyon, who is played by Vince Vaughn.
Friday Night Lights and John Carter star Taylor Kitsch has also been confirmed as one of the show’s male leads. Kitsch will portray a character named Paul Woodrugh, a war vet and a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer with a past.
Colin Farrell was cast as Ray Velcoro, a corrupt detective with conflicting allegiances between his crooked bosses and the mobster who has him under his thumb.
True Detective season one starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and concerned a hunt for a supernatural serial killer named the Yellow King across Louisiana for 17 years. McConaughey’s popular character, Detective Rustin Spencer “Rust” Cohle, has been parodied:
Here is a trailer for True Detective season one:
The second season of the series will will feature eight episodes, all which will be written by series creator Nic Pizzolatto.
HBO’s official logline for season two of the show reads, “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.” Production on the season has commenced, with HBO shooting for a summer broadcast.
In related McAdams news, the had once dated her The Notebook costar Ryan Gosling. Though, director Nick Cassavetes told VH1 in July, that things weren’t so easy on set between the two.
Cassavetes remarked, “Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, ‘Nick come here.’ And he’s doing a scene with Rachel and he says, ‘Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?’ I said, ‘What?’ He says, ‘I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.’”