The second season of “True Detective” starred Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn. Creatively, the season failed to live up to the critically acclaimed freshman effort, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
HBO president Casey Bloys said at the Television Critics Association press tour earlier this month that “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto wrote four scripts ahead of filming and the network felt confident about the show’s return to form.
“The script that he wrote did all the talking for him,” Bloys said. “When I read the scripts I was sure. It wasn’t based on conversations, it was on the page.”