'True Detective' adds more cast members – who are they?

Actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won widespread acclaim for their performances as police detectives on the first season of the HBO drama, and actors Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell have already been confirmed to appear in the show's second season.

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    'True Detective' will star Taylor Kitsch (l.), Rachel McAdams (center), and Kelly Reilly (r.).
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More actors have officially been added to the upcoming season of the critically acclaimed HBO drama “True Detective.”

HBO has confirmed that “Friday Night Lights” actor Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams of the film “About Time” – both of whom were already rumored to be added to the “Detective” cast – and “Sherlock Holmes” actress Kelly Reilly will all star in the second season of the HBO show, according to the Hollywood Reporter

It had already been announced that “Saving Mr. Banks” actor Colin Farrell will appear as a police detective named Ray Velcoro who has ties to a mobster and Vince Vaughn of “The Internship” would appear as a criminal who attempts to start a legal venture but runs into trouble when a colleague is killed.

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Meanwhile, McAdams will star on the show as Ani Bezzerides, a police detective who has strong values, which sometimes pits her against others. Kitsch’s character, Paul Woodrugh, is a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who is a war veteran. Reilly will portray Jordan, who is the wife of Vaughn’s character Frank Semyon.

“Detective” creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto returns for the second season to write the episodes, while Cary Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for his work directing the first season, is being replaced by various helmers. “Fast & Furious 6” director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes, according to HBO.

Both “Interstellar” actor Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” won widespread acclaim for their lead roles in the first season of “Detective” and were both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Emmys. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, but it lost to the AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” which had aired its final season.


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