Rachel McAdams is set to join the cast of True Detective for season two.
The first season of True Detective was set in Louisiana and starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The season was centered around a series of satanic murders.
This season will see Rachel McAdams, along with Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly, join the likes of Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in California.
Rachel McAdams’ character, Ani Bezzerides, is an officer for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department “whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves,” according to HBO’s announcement about the show.
Kelly Reilly will play a burned out D-list actress. She will be the wife of Vince Vaughn’s character, Frank Semyon, who is “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.”
Taylor Kitsch will play Paul Woodrugh, a military veteran and California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer. Woodrugh, according to the same press release, is “running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.”
He told Ad Week of his new project with Rachel McAdams on True Detective, “Yeah, I’m really excited. I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue. You’ve just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don’t want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True.”
Colin Farrell is set to play the difficult part of a compromised police officer.
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is slated to direct the first two episodes. Wow. With that kind of casting and directorship, this is sure to be an incredibly entertaining season of True Detective!
What do you think of HBO choosing Rachel McAdams for the new season of True Detective?