While the rumor mill has been working double time in regards to who will take the lead in 'True Detective's second season, series creator Nic Pizzolatto has just revealed a very big piece of game-changing news. The highly anticipated second installment will feature not two, but THREE leads.
"Right now, we’re working with three leads," Pizzolatto told the To the Best of Our Knowledge podcast, along with divulging a few other interesting details such as hints about the storyline's new location.
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"It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one,” he said. “The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months."
Of course, only ruling out Los Angeles as the setting still leaves fans with quite a bit of ground to speculate over (California is a pretty big state, after all), but considering how integral Louisiana was to the story of Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, this new set-up will most likely serve a similar purpose.
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Pizzolatto also previously said to HitFix that Season 2 will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."
So now that we (kinda) know the "Where?" and "What?" — it's time to wonder about the “When?" and "Who?” The time period is obviously another important element of the show, and as of now it remains unclear which direction Pizzolatto will choose to take us: periodic or modern day.
And then there's the question of casting. Those Jessica Chastain rumors may have turned out to be untrue, but we're bound to get some answers soon as to who intends to fill Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's rather big detective shoes. We hear three spots happen to be available.