Today’s story comes from the realm of “what took this so long,” but it’s probably better that we are getting to say it right now than never getting to say it at all: Taylor Kitsch will officially be a part of the second season of “True Detective.”
Speaking in a new interview with AdWeek, the actor finally let it slide that negotiations seem to finally be over, and that he’s going to be on the show as he hinted he would be in another recent chat over the past few days:
“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.”
This news means that three out of the four leads in the new Nic Pizzolatto project have been officially cast, with the sole exception being the female lead. Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams were two of the more prominently-rumored names, but the former may be out of the running due to other commitments and never even confirmed that she was in discussions. Given that production is supposed to start in the coming months, HBO and Pizzolatto have to pick someone soon.
The other two cast members are going to be Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, with the former “Swingers” star slated right now to be the villain for the season in many ways. We’ve read all sorts of backlash to his casting, but the way we respond to him being around is this: We trust HBO. They don’t need Vince Vaughn for ratings or attention. Therefore, he must have really blown them away, and be perfect for the role. We trust these guys.
We’ll hopefully have some more news related to the show to report very soon, so be on the lookout for some of that! Also, sign up today to get some further TV scoop on all we cover via our official CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo via HBO.)