There might be little concrete news on the “True Detective” Season 2 front, but that hasn’t stopped HBO from moving forward with the project. HBO programming director Michael Lombardo says filming is expected to begin in September, and he’s already read the first two scripts.
In addition to the first two scripts, Lombardo has also read outlines for episodes 3 and 4. “When you have a success like ‘True Detective’ it’s challenging, less for us and more for someone like Nic [Pizzolato], how to face the page again and start afresh and not be haunted by the success of the show you’ve just done,” he says. “But the writing is better than last season. It’s exceptional.”
According to reports, actors Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Elisabeth Moss are expected to play the three cops. Meanwhile, Vince Vaughn is expected to play Season 2’s primary antagonist.