Pure Joy! Colin Farrell Confirms Role for True Detective Season Two

Sep 22, 2014 at 9:07 am |
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Actor Colin Farrell arrives at the American Giving Awards

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Boy, are we sad to see Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson take a hike, but we’re definitely pleased to see where things are headed for season two of HBO‘s award-winning series True Detective.

Irish film actor Colin Farrell confirmed his role in the second season of what’s currently being hailed as one of television’s best shows. Farrell, like his preceding players, is traditionally a film actor–known for such movies as Alexander, In Bruges, and Minority Report–but told Sunday World this weekend“I’m doing the second series,” and added on top of that, “I’m so excited.” 

Other details surrounding the second season have not been exposed yet, except for the fact that it’ll be a self-contained story like the first, but with an entirely fresh cast. This formula is relatively new for viewers (even American Horror Story maintains their cast while rotating the characters and stories,) so it’ll be interesting to see how the second season stands up against its predecessor. Farrell shared what little he did know about the season:

“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

Colin Farrell poses during the 'Total Recall' photocall at the Hotel Costes

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This means we’re ditching the bayous for something out west–perhaps a cityscape? The possibilities are endless.

Farrell still plans on maintaining his presence as a film actor and has several movies slated for release this year, including a dystopic love story with Rachel Weisz called The Lobster, a period drama called Miss Julie with Jessica Chastain, and another crime drama, Solace, opposite Anthony Hopkins.

Couldn’t get enough of HBO’s True Detective? Check out what next season has in store!