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Rumormill: Colin Farrell Could Be Starring In 'True Detective' Season 2

Colin Farrell is rumored to be in talks to star in season two of "True Detective" (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Ever since the explosive first season of True Detective ended earlier this year, fans have been speculating who will be following Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson's footsteps. And it looks like Colin Farrell could be a likely contender.

Multiple sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the Irish actor is in talks to star in one of the lead roles in the drama's second season. It's crunch time for the showrunners to make a decision on casting, as HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a press panel on Thursday that they'll likely be revealing some of the actors in the next couple of weeks.

“I think the people we will cast will be well known names,” Lombardo said. “But that wasn’t our ambition (in season one).”

Writer and producer Nic Pizzolatto has been slowly releasing some tidbits about season two. What we do know is that his original plans to have three new lead characters in a story based in a "lesser known" part of California (not Los Angeles) is changing a bit. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Pizzolatto said: "That ballooned a little bit. I would say there are four central roles."

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However, HBO has stayed mum so far on who will be filling the roles. Jessica Chastain was rumored to star in season two; however, she crushed our hopes and confirmed at Cannes she wouldn't be on the show. Other rumored actors include Friday Night Light's Taylor Kitsch and TRON: Legacy's Garrett Hedlund.

Though Farrell's latest movie Winter's Tale was a bust at the box office, he has had some impressive performances in other films like In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. Who knows? He may have a McConnaissance like McConaughey, who had a pretty sweet year with True Detective and Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey and Harrelson just received best drama actor Emmy nominations for True Detective this week, and the show received 10 other nods as well.