Colin Farrell confirmed over the weekend that he’ll be appearing in the second season of HBO’s critically-acclaimed True Detective.

Colin Farrell Joins ‘True Detective’

“I’m doing the second series, Farrell, 38, told Ireland’s Sunday World. I’m so excited.”

“I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot,” Farrell added. “I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids.”

It was announced early on that True Detective season 1 stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey would not be reprising their roles in the sophomore season. Since then, a number of big names have been rumored to be circling parts, though it’s unknown who, besides Farrell, is officially attached to star in the HBO show.

Taylor Kitsch, 33, is reportedly in talks for a part, as is Vince Vaughn, Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams. Kitsch is thought to be up to play a younger police official, while Moss or McAdams would likely fill the role of the “strong” female character True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto said would appear in the series’ second season.

True Detective season 2 will take place in California and revolve around the death of a corrupt city manager named Ben Caspar. In an effort to solve the murder, three law enforcement officials from three different local cities are put on the case. Through their investigations, the officers uncover an even wider web of crime and violence.

True Detective’s second season will premiere on HBO summer 2015.

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