‘True Detective’ fans cast the ultimate lead actor matchups on Twitter

This audience knows what it wants.


Miles Klee


Posted on Feb 21, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 5:37 pm CDT

With HBO’s critically acclaimed True Detective on track for renewal as an anthology series, with a different story, setting, and cast each season, every serious actor in Hollywood is doubtless angling for a moody role. And while no contract has been signed, nor any script written, Twitter has lost no time in pumping out brilliant recommendations for new co-leads.

We have every reason to believe that all of the duos suggested here would excel in a tense, slow-burning crime miniseries on premium cable. Especially if half of that duo is Drake.

#truedetectiveseason2 pic.twitter.com/3tAjS7GxNR

— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/Z60iKLdjEG

— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/61g2iZibht

— Chris Suellentrop (@suellentrop) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/gapcBZm0wl

— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/XU6HpOnC1W

— lawblob (@lawblob) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/BSmcrzxtZX

— patrick (@tastefactory) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/w2dO686EKx

— lanyard (@lanyardigan) February 21, 2014

#truedetectiveseason2 pic.twitter.com/kqnfo8WDnW

— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/fjEVQJn2lL

— Cannonball Titcomb (@thatsnotkosher) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/G7XnkcTwjW

— Joe Mande (@JoeMande) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/ThjOrz7OwR

— Patrick (@pattymo) February 20, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/8U3XPHx7iv

— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 20, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/OZPV83qo7J

— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) February 21, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/uDDOHr5E41

— Jimmy LeChase (@LeChased) February 20, 2014

#TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/f99Sx4heKv

— Steve Climaco (@jjammerzs) February 20, 2014

no wait #TrueDetectiveSeason2 pic.twitter.com/QjOnBIDBFM

— Josh Fruhlinger (@jfruh) February 21, 2014

Frankly, the only problem with casting choices like these is that the characters will be more interesting than the mystery.

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*First Published: Feb 21, 2014, 7:43 pm CST