True Detective 2: What You Need To Know

Few TV series are as anticipated as the second season of Sky Atlantic's True Detective. Can an entirely new plot and new cast guarantee a hit second time around? Time will tell. Here's what we know so far about True Detective 2...

1. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey appear to have had a facelift.

Yep, you’d have to have been living under a rock for the last six months (such is the anticipation of the second season!) to not know that it’s out with the old (see ya, boys) and in with the new – Rachel McAdams and Colin Farrell play the detectives tasked with investigating the murder of a city manager.

2. And then, there were three…

It’s less a bromance, more a menage-a-trois this time around – Rachel and Colin are joined by Taylor Kitsch (he of Friday Night Lights fame), who plays a highway patrolman and rides around on a motorbike a lot, looking hot. Tim Riggins fans will not know what’s hit them.

3. Oh, and someone else rather famous is in it AS WELL

Vince Vaughn plays a dodgy businessman, embroiled in the case because the guy who was murdered was supposed to be helping him close a very expensive land development deal. Uh oh.

4. A McAdamaissance is totally on the cards.

Ms Adams positively kicks ass as an uncompromising detective who doesn’t give two hoots what anyone thinks. ‘She’s not trying to be charming, which isn’t always the case with a leading lady,’ Rachel has said. ‘There’s [usually] sort of a responsibility to be a little bit likeable.’ Also, her name is Antigone Bezzerides, which is just brilliant on so many levels.

5. It’s all about LA, baby

Gone is the remote Louisiana backdrop; in its place, a sparkly, sunny California setting. Does this mean a shed load of celeb cameos? Here’s hoping! Watch this space.

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