True Detective season two finally has its female leads. Actors Rachel McAdams and Kelly Reilly are both joining the cast for the show's second outing, alongside Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell. Friday Night Lights alum Taylor Kitsch will also round out the cast.
BREAKING #TrueDetective News: Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch & Kelly Reilly join Colin Farrell & Vince Vaughn in #TrueDetectiveSeason2— HBO (@HBO) November 24, 2014
The news confirms McAdams' involvement in the new season, which has been rumored for some months. According to the HBO release, she will play Ventura County Sheriff Ani Bezzerides, a detective "whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves." She will presumably serve alongside Colin Farrell's Ray Velcoro, a corrupt cop caught between the police and the mob. Kitsch will play California motorcycle cop Paul Woodrugh, who's running from a difficult past. Kelly Reilly will play Jordan, the wife of Vince Vaughn's character Frank Semyon, and a full partner in his illegal activities.
Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is slated to direct the first two episodes of the new season. A premiere date for the new season hasn't been set yet.