colin-farrell-true-detective-season-2-HBO.jpgNews broke Sunday (Sept. 21) that Colin Farrell has officially joined “True Detective’s” upcoming second season. Rumors have been swirling for months, but Farrell confirmed his casting to the Ireland’s Sunday World.

“I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited,” says Farrell. “I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

Other casting rumors have included Taylor Kitsch, Vince Vaughn and Elisabeth Moss, and also Rachel McAdams, Rosario Dawson, Oona Chaplin, Brit Marling, Kelly Reilly, Jessica Biel, Malin Akerman and Jaimie Alexande. Needless to say, the female lead appears to be rather up in the air as of now.

“True Detective” Season 2 is slated for an early 2015 premiere.

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