True Detective season 2: Cast for 'more exciting' new run to be revealed next week
Fans can expect some well known names when the crime drama returns
The second season of True Detective looks set to be “more exciting” than the first, HBO execs have hinted.
Speculation over the casting and plot of the next instalment has been rife, but those in the know are keeping details tightly under wraps.
Michael Lombardo, programming president, has promised “at least some” announcements over the next week but refused to confirm or deny rumours of one female and two male leads.
“It will not be long before it’s all coming out,” he said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
“I think the people we will cast will be well known names but that wasn’t our ambition (in season one). I think you’ll be pleased with the show.”
Lombardo also praised “incredibly talented” writer Nic Pizzolatto, adding: “I think great writing attracts great actors. I think we decided early on to free ourselves of the idea of a 'star' and lean into great acting.”
Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle in True Detective
HBO’s other hit, fantasy adaptation Game of Thrones, received 19 nominations to bring the network’s total Emmy bids to an impressive 99.
The 44-year-old said in March that he would not be returning to the critically-acclaimed crime series.
HBO has yet to schedule a premiere date for season two.
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