Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Colin Farrell to join 'True Detective' season 2

"I think the people we will cast will be well-known names," said HBO president Michael Lombardo


Colin Farrell to join 'True Detective' season 2 (© Reuters)

Los Angeles: Actor Colin Farrell is in talks to star in the highly anticipated second season of HBO's 'True Detective'.

The 38-year-old Irish actor will board Nic Pizzolato's acclaimed series, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in its first outing, reported Variety.

"I think the people we will cast will be well-known names. But that wasn't our ambition (in season 1)," HBO president Michael Lombardo said.

It is rumoured that Farrell will be joined by a female co-star, though Nic Pizzolatto confirmed that the show will feature four lead roles.

"They didn't exist until I created them, then in their creation I developed a personal attachment to them," Pizzolatto said of his new characters.

"I think it's the same in anything you write. It's your job to come up with compelling characters who speak to an individual authenticity. If I'm not interested in the characters I can't go on. I have to be fascinated by them. It's the same job as Season 1 to me."

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