In keeping with the anthology format, HBO’s pensive crime drama returns this June with a new cast, new location, and entirely new story. That’s right, True Detective Season 2 has been slated to premiere on June 21.
HBO made the announcement earlier today along with the release of the season’s mesmerizing debut trailer, incorporating slow, overhead tracking shots with our first look at this season’s leading characters. Mind you, series creator Nic Pizzolatto has largely kept the finer details of the story under wraps, and the song remains the same even after this slice of footage.
We know that True Detective Season 2 will orbit around personas played by Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch – who are involved in working with the law in one form or another – though it remains to be seen how their arcs will intersect. Given the provocative maiden season, however, we can be sure that each character will toe the moral line when the premiere episode rolls around in a couple of months time.
True Detective Season 2 will return to the airwaves on June 21. While we wait, be sure to have a gander at the official synopsis below and see if you can deduce any clues about the series’ overarching plot.
A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.