Rachel McAdams is the newest member of the cast of HBO’s True Detective.
The Notebook star has signed on to play the role of Detective Ani Bezzerides, who is described as “a Ventura County sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves,” for the upcoming second season of the series.
Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly have also been confirmed for roles on the show, and will join previously announced actors Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.
Season one of True Detective premiered in January 2014, and follows an anthology format. This means that season one stars Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Michelle Monaghan will not be returning for season two. Season one was an instant hit and won five Primetime Emmy awards.
According to HBO, the new eight-episode season will be produced in California and will follow three detectives Ani Bezzerides (McAdams), Ray Velcoro (Farrell), and Paul Woodrugh (Kitsch). The series will also follow Vaughn, who is described as a “a career criminal whose business partner is murdered,” and Reilly, who will play Vaughn’s wife.
A premiere date for season two has not been announced, but it will take place sometime in 2015.
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