True Detective is one of the best shows to peremier on television this year. Heck, it was one of the best shows to premiere that I’ve ever seen. Fantastic acting from Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey only assisted to make the amazing story from Nic Pizzolatto stand out more.

As 2015 approaches, we have been getting news about the upcoming season. It will star Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in a story of mobsters and corrupt cops. Today, we get news that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly join the cast and we have everyone’s character descriptions below.

Here’s the official press release from HBO with all the details:



The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.


Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.

The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.

Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.

Previously announced cast:

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

Newly added cast:

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves.

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer for the California Highway Patrol, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.

Kelly Reilly as Jordan, Frank Semyon’s wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions.

The second season’s first couple of episodes will be directed by Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) with no premier date slated at this time. We’ll keep you posted as more news about True Detective Season 2 comes to DFAT.