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Taylor Kitsch and Rachel McAdams to star in ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Filming on the show has begun.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Nov 25, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 3:22 am CDT

HBO’s True Detective Season 2 has two more cast membersFriday Night Lights‘ Taylor Kitsch has been added in a major role, and Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly (Black Box) are slated as the female leads. 

Kitsch will be playing Paul Woodrugh, a police officer with the California Highway Patrol who is “running from a difficult past.” McAdams plays detective Ani Bezzerides, while Reilly is playing wife to Vince Vaughn’s Frank Semyon. In September, Vaughn and Colin Farrell were announced as part of the cast, with Farrell playing detective Frank Velcoro. 

Photos from the Los Angeles set have already started popping up online, including shots of Farrell looking especially detective-y.  The plot of Season 2 hasn’t been revealed yet, but fan theories are already abundant. 

Fast & Furious‘ Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes. 

H/T Entertainment Weekly | Photo via Eva Rinaldi/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 25, 2014, 2:58 pm CST