True Detective was a surprise runaway hit for HBO, and the 2014 Emmy nominations indicate that the show is just as popular with the Academy as it was with viewers.
Naturally, there's a lot of pressure on showrunner Nic Pizzolatto to deliver again in season 2, and the show's one-and-done anthology format means that acclaimed stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won't be returning for a second go-round.
So who will fill the (probably gritty, psychologically complex) voice in the show's second season?
Well, rumors that Jessica Chastain will join True Detective were shot down months ago, and no new casting information was leaked until today.
According to unconfirmed reports, it now looks as though Irish actor Colin Farrell will continue the show's tradition of transplanting big screen stars to the world of premium cable.
The series will feature an entirely new setting and storyline for season 2, so there's no telling if Farrell will be drinking heavily and vocally contemplating the nature of existence a la McConaughey in season one. (Read: that's totally what he's gonna do.)
Early reports indicate that TD will feature three leads this time around, and there's no word yet on what probably A-list stars will join Farrell.
Sadly, the cast shake-up means there will be no more Alexandra Daddario nude scenes.
To re-live those, you'll have to watch True Detective online at TV Fanatic.
Of course, regardless of the quality of the show this upcoming season, True Detective Season 2 GIFs, have already given us plenty to be grateful for: