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These First On-Set 'True Detective' Photos Show Colin Farrell Sporting A Serious Stache
Time to get giddy, True Detective fans. Production on the second season of HBO's crime drama is up and running, and the first photos on set have been released with Colin Farrell sporting a sweet mustache and bolo tie.
Pacific Coast News took these snapshots in Los Angeles on Friday. Although we can't exactly tell what's happening in the plot from these photos, we can see that Farrell, 38, is walking out of a house, near a police station and by a car. It was just two months ago that HBO announced that Farrell and Vince Vaughn would be the lead actors in the series created by Nic Pizzolatto. Although HBO has stayed mum on the other actors, Taylor Kitsch confirmed with Adweek in an interview in October that he would be in the show. It's rumored Rachel McAdams is in the running for the female lead.
What we know so far about the plot is that even though the first set photos were shot in Los Angeles, the story's based in a "lesser known" part of California (not Los Angeles), about "three police officers and a career criminal" who "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder," HBO said in September.
According to the rumor mill, fans are theorizing that the story could be about "the death of a corrupt city manager and how the ensuing investigation leads to the detectives discovering the secret occult nature of California's transportation system," reported IndieWire.
Farrell portrays detective Ray Velcoro, who has some skeletons in his closet as he's "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him," HBO said. Vaughn takes on the role of career criminal, Frank Semyon, who is making his way into turning his empire into a legitimate business, but his plans are thwarted after his business partner is murdered.
We'll miss the show's season one director, Cary Fukunaga, as he's stepping down as director in this series. Fast & Furious' Justin Lin will be taking the reigns of just the first two episodes with other directors helming the rest, reported IndieWire.
A release date for the drama hasn't been announced yet.