Are You Confused Why Comedian Vince Vaughn Joined Colin Farrell for “True Detective?”

Sep 24, 2014 at 8:16 am |
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Vince Vaughn arrives at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'The Watch'

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Colin Farrell has found his crime drama co-star, and we couldn’t be more excited…and puzzled.

Yesterday it was announced by the show’s makers that comedian Vince Vaughn is set to join Farrell in the second series of the hit police drama True Detective.

Yes–the same wag that’s had us cracking up in Wedding Crashers and Old School is joining the cast of one of television’s most intense crime DRAMAS.

However, if you’re old enough, you might remember a time when Vaughn was starring in movies like The Cell and The Lost World: Jurassic Park–and he certainly wasn’t popping jokes while running after dinosaurs and demons.

We also have some exciting plot points to reveal, so if you don’t want to know anything about the show, be forewarned:

“Farrell will play a detective under the thumb of a mobster and Vaughn a career criminal,” HBO said, giving the first official details of the new series. The new season will feature “three police officers and a career criminal (who) must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”

Vaughn will play the role of Frank Semyon, “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.”

Perhaps a peppering of comedy and Vaughn’s wry smirk is exactly what the season’s dynamic calls for–as long as it’s well molded to suit the script.

After all, as much as we’d like to, we shouldn’t be expecting a repeat of season one with McConaughey and Harrelson. The whole idea for the series is that the show rotates both the cast and the plot–but we are begging them to hold on tight to this baton and deliver us some darn good television.

“True Detective” has added Vince Vaughn to the roster of actors you’ll see in season two. What do you think of the cast list so far? Click here!