Colin Farrell, True Detective

“The two scripts we have … I hate to jinx it … they are more exciting than the first season,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo bold said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills yesterday about the second season of "True Detective." (via EW) But the question on everybody's mind is: who is going to take over from the fantastic performances by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson? Well, we might have our answer.

The Wrap is reporting that Colin Farrell is in talks for one of the lead roles on the next season of "True Detective," with Taylor Kitsch in the mix for one of the other characters, with Garrett Hedlund also apparently rumored. In case you missed the news yesterday, series writer Nic Pizzolatto stated that his scope of the story, set in California (though not necessarily dealing with the transportation industry anymore), had expanded to "four central roles." And frankly, it's a great opportunity for Farrell, who is a really good talent, stuck lately in much lesser films (seriously, go outside his Hollywood efforts and check out his indie fare for his true skills). And HBO seems to suggest there could be more big names coming. As for Kitsch, with the right guiding hand, he can be very compelling as well.

“The people we will cast will be well-known names, but [casting stars] wasn’t our ambition,” Lombardo said. “Great writing attracts great actors…"

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