We reported on the rumour that Taylor Kitsch may have a part to play in the second season of HBO’s True Detective way back in July. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have been confirmed since then, now we can add Kitsch the already impressive list of confirmed cast members.
Okay, so HBO hasn’t officially announced the news, but Kitsch himself solidified the rumour in a recent interview with Adweek.
“I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue,” Kitsch said.
The second season of True Detective follows three police officers and a career criminal as they navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. There’s no word as to which character Kitsch will be playing, but the money’s on that third officer.
Kitsch also confirmed the time period the season will be set in.
“No, it’s contemporary,” Kitsch responded when asked if the follow-up would be set in the 70s. “But the characters, I think, are going to have that great tone. I don’t want to give too much away.”
The actor also revealed that the second chapter would be somewhat similar in tone to the first.
“I loved that first season of it so much. It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that.”
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is attached as writer on all eight episodes of the second season; director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6) is at the helm of the first two episodes.