The World We Deserve Blazes On In New True Detective Poster


Arriving in less than two months, True Detective season 2 is gearing up for its premiere by reminding us of one of the show’s best touches: eerie, enigmatic aphorisms. While Matthew McConaughey’s Rust Cohle, the man responsible for season one’s stream of existential wonderings, won’t return, his presence is still felt in this latest poster.

Adopting the anthology format that’s seemingly all the rage nowadays, Nic Pizzolatto’s sophomore season of True Detective drafts in a new cast, new location and new story. Switching out McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for Colin Farrell’s law enforcer, Rachel McAdams’ county sheriff and Vince Vaughn’s criminal mastermind, the next set of episodes due to bow this summer will unfold in sunny Los Angeles.

Even after the arrival of that tantalizing teaser trailer (which you can check out above), the full scope of the story won’t be made public until the show airs. Perhaps HBO is intent on curbing any future slip-ups in light of the Game Of Thrones leak earlier this month. In any case, this new pair of motion posters are more than enough to tide us over until June.

True Detective Season 2 will air on HBO June 21. Ahead of its premiere, check out that new one-sheets and the official season synopsis below for further insight into what’s bound to be another mysterious story.

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.

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