‘True Detective’ season 2: Nic Pizzolatto on having Vince Vaughn on board

True Detective -While there are many showrunners out there who are closed tied to their work, no one is probably more so than Nic Pizzolatto with “True Detective.” This is a man who writes every single episode of the season himself, and therefore gets to take either all of the credit or all of the blame in how the story is told. It’s his vision playing out on the small screen every week.

For the upcoming second season, one of the people he trusted to make this vision into a reality is Vince Vaughn. It would be a mistake to sit here and act like there was not controversy surrounding the casting. There are many out there even still who question whether or not the actor can pull off such a dark role, though we’ve personally seen enough evidence to know that he can. Clearly, Pizzolatto feels the same way. For more on that, just take a look at his comments to Variety:

“I always thought Vince was a great actor, from when he first broke in, doing these interesting and intense performances in the mid-’90s — I remember these independent dramas he was just great in. In his maturity, I think he wears his history in a rugged, old-school manner. I see echoes of Robert Mitchum and James Garner in the kind of figure he cuts, and I think it’s going to be gratifying for people to see his skills put to this kind of use.”

The biggest thing that we’re concerned about with “True Detective” is not so much the casting, the acting, or even the writing. Instead, it is mostly about expectation. This is a show that almost everyone adored when it aired the first season, and due to that, there are hopes that this season will top that or be even better. The first season came out of nowhere, and it will be hard to top that feeling of unexpected greatness.

Still, we certainly applaud the show for trying.

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