Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Your New True Detectives Have Been Chosen

That's right ladies and gentlemen, after what was one of the longest and most rumor filled periods of casting drama ever for a television show your new True Detective(s) are confirmed.  After speculation abounded over Elizabeth Moss, Jessica Biel, Brad Pitt, and Jessica Chastain, your successors to the gods of TV copdom that were Harrelson and McConaughey have been chosen  Are you ready?  Because it is these guys:

Well, that is certainly a choice...
Yep, sorry hopes of anyone who thought that it just might be a black actor, or even *gasp* a woman, who would take the mantle of what many believe to be one of the best shows ever made.  Turns out it is two white dudes, who it would not be out of line to describe as...polarizing actors.

HBO has confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto's anthology crime drama, playing two of three police officers tracking "a career criminal" that forces them to "navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder."

Farrell, who had stirred the pot after telling an Irish newspaper over the weekend that he had landed the role, brought criticisms from fans of the show.  Worried that the veteran actor was not right for the role.  Then today came the shocker, it wouldn't be Farrell who could ruin HBO's baby, it was a new contender.  

While it is true that Farrell and Vaughn had been rumored for weeks to be on the casting shortlist, to say that they were the front runners would in many minds have been a joke of some sort.  Most of the original hype for the first season of True Detective came from the casting of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, two A-list actors of considerable skill and acclaim.

These two...not so much.

However, it is important to not put the cart before the horse on this one.  After all, it could surprise us all.  Vaughn and Farrell could prove to take the excellent scripts and broody nature of the series and run with it.  And let's not forget, creator Nic Pizzolatto has stated that this season there will be three detectives, one of which we have not been privy to as of yet.

Fingers crossed it will be not a white man.  There are plenty of those to be found already.  Aw hell, it's gonna be David Arquette isn't it. NOOOOOO!!!

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