The rumors that Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch have been cast as two of the four leads in the second season of True Detective have neither been confirmed or denied by the powers at HBO, but there are some new plot details that may be legitimate.
Film Divider has descriptions of the leads as well as the skeletons in their closets. It’s reported that the Farrell and Kitsch characters would team up with a female Monterey sheriff who is struggling with drinking and gambling problems. Farrell’s character has issues with cocaine and anger management (he’s a shoe-in) and the younger character is actually a member of the California Highway Patrol who has been suspended for sexually exploiting a young woman he pulled over.
The plot itself may include a dash of the occult but mainly centers around a corrupt transportation deal:
The new mystery is to be kickstarted by the murder of Ray Caspar, City Manager of a fictional Californian city. From what I can gather, the new, partly invented map that Pizzolatto is drawing will be essential to his new story. As he teased, some months ago, part of the mystery will involve California’s transportation systems. This plot will involve a corrupt scheme to link North and South California with a high speed train, all in pursuit of profitable land ownership and lucrative federal grants.
It’s also reported that the story will take place in the modern day. It remains to be seen how the time period will impact the character’s hairstyles.