As speculation over season 2 casting reached a fever pitch on Twitter with wacky pairings a few months back, the direction of the next series of True Detective episodes has slowly developed. There will reportedly be three leads, two men and a woman, and their casting is slowly becoming clearer.

Colin Farrell is in "deep" discussions for a lead role, and hearthrob Taylor Kitsch is apparently also in the mix for the other male lead, though it doesn't sound like his casting is as certain. Both Christian Bale and Jessica Chastain had been approached about starring, but their schedules couldn't accommodate a TV show.

So we get Colin Farrell, probably Taylor Kitsch, and a woman to be named later. Huh. That should work ok.