With only one month away before casting begins for Season Two of 'True Detective', new information and rumors concerning the series' production are emerging on the net.
Last Sunday, 'True Detective' creator Nic Pizzolatto hinted on NPR's "To the Best of Our Knowledge" podcast that that Season Two "takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California." The first season storyline took place in Louisiana's bayou country. A copy of this interview with Pizzolatto is available either by streaming or free download from the official "To the Best of Our Knowledge" website.
Besides location changes, the show will star three strong leads, instead of the previous two in the last season. This information was confirmed by Pizzolatto himself in the same NPR podcast mentioned earlier, leading to fan-speculation concerning the trio who will take over from Detectives Rust and Marty.
After all, it is no secret that actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson -- starring respectively as investigative duo Rust and Marty -- will be leaving the series altogther.
The DailyBeast reported earlier that HBO was looking for "two very big male actors" to play the lead role, hinting at the possibility the network is looking for big names from Hollywood. Fans have recently named Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, and Joaquin Phoenix as potentially being the three leading stars in the upcoming series. These rumors remain unconfirmed, however.
Other rumors point to a strong woman lead, instead of a male-dominant big three -- with the current speculation focusing on Jessica Chastain. So far, Chastain denied taking part in the series, even though she said she was a 'True Detective' fan herself. It was also rumored earlier that Brad Pitt will have a cameo in the series, much the same way he made a brief appearance in the Oscar-winning film '12 Years a Slave.' This rumor has since then been debunked.
There is no confirmation as to when the Season Two release date will be. Also, it may be awhile before the show is ready -- given the fact that filming let alone casting has yet to occur. Still, it is safe to assume that the 'True Detective' will return to HBO no earlier than next year in January -- the same month that Season One premiered.