HBO has just confirmed that Rachel McAdams will join the cast of “True Detective” season 2.
The actress will star alongside previously announced castmembers Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. McAdams will play County Sheriff detective Ani Bezzerides.
Vaughn will play criminal Frank Semyon who is “in danger of losing his empire” after a business partner is murdered. Farrell will star as detective Ray Velcoro who works in a corrupt police department and has ties to a mobster.
HBO also confirmed the casting of Taylor Kitsch (“Battleship,” “Friday Night Lights”) and Kelly Reilly (“Sherlock Holmes”).
Kitsch will Paul Woodrugh, “a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol.” He’s described as “running from a difficult past.” Reilly will star as Semyon’s wife, Jordan, “a former D-list actress.”
Here’s how HBO describes the eight-episode season:
“Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
“Fast and Furious 6” director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.
Here’s the full press release from HBO.
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