by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

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. 

Colin Farrell Picture

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.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Nic Pizzolatto took True Detective fans by surprise this week.

In a radio interview, the writer/showrunner said Season 2 of his HBO hit will be set in California... and will also feature THREE lead characters.

And, no, one of them will not be played by Jessica Chastain.

Who does this leave? An assortment of possibilities, from three amigos to three basketball stars to three men who should probably leave their baby at home.

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson set the bar very high last year, but we think any of the following casting suggestions could clear it on True Detective Season 2...

The Kardashians
Stop or their mom will shoot... you with a camera she borrowed from E! for some reality show footage.

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

The first season of True Detective blew critics and audiences away with its surprisingly character-driven southern gothic murder investigation.

Unlike most shows on TV, however, the series features a one-and-done anthology format which means that acclaimed leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are out for season two, along with the rest of the first season's cast.

Rumors have been circulating since the True Detective finale back in January about who will replace the mismatched duo of Rust and Cohle, and now it seems we have half of our answer:

Jessica Chastain Oscar Dress

The Nerdist reports they've exclusively learned that Oscar-nominated actress Jessica Chastain will star in True Detective Season 2.

While neither side of the supposed deal has confirmed the casting choice, series creator Nic Pizzolatto previously stated that season 2 would feature a female-driven story and he's already proven his ability to draw A-list movie stars to the small screen.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? They are so yesterday's news.

These two actors and real-life friends received an abundance of well-deserved accolades for their performances on True Detective Season 1.

But the opening eight episodes of this HBO drama wrapped on Sunday and now we're looking ahead.

Who should anchor True Detective Season 2? Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen, of course!

The stars made their case in a hilarious spoof last night, driving around, crushing cans of beer and singing Cher lyrics. Watch the skit now and come on... don't pretend you wouldn't watch True Detective Season 2 with this pair at the center of it:

Where does this rank among all-time Jimmy Kimmel Live sketches?

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

There may be many True Detective fans out there who were disappointed by the Season 1 finale.

There was no major twist, no shocking conclusion about the identity of The Yellow King or the meaning behind Carcosa.

Instead, there was simply a very straightforward installment that featured Rust and Marty finding their killer; tracking him down; and killing him.

Both detective survived and, heck, there was even a happy ending of sorts, with Rust looking up at the night sky and agreeing with Marty that, yes, it's dark up there. But it was once ALL dark... so now? "Light is winning."

True Detective Finale Pic

Sort of like Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey received deserved accolade after deserved accolade for their roles on this HBO drama.

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

In case you didn't notice, Matthew McConaughey had himself quite the Sunday night.

The star took home Best Actor at the 2014 Academy Awards and, almost simultaneously, was anchoring yet another outstanding installment of True Detective on HBO.

The penultimate episode of this drama - which will surely earn McConaughey an Emmy as well - revealed the show's main killer and left viewers wondering how such an elaborate story will come to an end next Sunday night.

We can't say for certain, but we can tease fans with the following True Detective Season 1 promo.

It features a terrified woman, a reference to "Carcosa" and a whole lot more. Watch now:

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

True Detective brought real-life good friends and movie stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to the world of television.

That was an accomplishment in and of itself.

But the opening episode of this HBO drama also featured a mesmerizing story, incredible scenery and two sterling performances, enough to have us hooked on the series and equal parts scared and excited to find out what happens next.

The plot centers on a grisly murder by an apparent serial killer, someone into some messed up concept of religion and placing antlers in the naked corpses of his victims.

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