Sep 23, 2014 3:33 PM

Farrell, Vaughn set for 'True Detective' season 2

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

The eight-episode drama series will begin production in California this fall, the premium cable channel said Tuesday.

Farrell will play a compromised detective, Ray, who is divided between his loyalty to his bosses in a corrupt police department and a mobster with a hold over him.

Vince Vaughn co-stars as Frank, a criminal whose move into legitimate business is disrupted by a business partner's murder.

HBO had a critically acclaimed hit with the first season of "True Detective," which starred the Emmy-nominated Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

The air date for the second season was not announced.

Season one of "True Detective" paired two actors known primarily for their big-screen work in a twisted, noir-ish tale. McConaughey and Harrelson played former Louisiana State Police detectives interrogated in 2012 about a homicide case they're shown working, in flashback, in 1995.

The crime drama provoked some grumbling when it was entered in the Emmy Awards drama series category despite its abbreviated eight-episode run and the likelihood its stars wouldn't return for the next go-around.

"True Detective" ended up losing the best drama Emmy to "Breaking Bad," while McConaughey and Harrelson also failed to grab Emmy gold although the former, an Oscar winner this year for "Dallas Buyers Club," was seen as the frontrunner.


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