In 2014, the world pretty much fell head over heels for True Detective. With a starry cast including Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, it was an eerie thriller focussed on the pursuit of a serial killer over almost two decades by a pair of mismatched Louisiana cops. With incredible production value and a dark, dense plot, it really captured the attention of the world through its 8 episode run.
And part of the appeal of that first season is that it won't ever be repeated - the characters of Ruse (McConaughey) and Marty (Harrelson) are gone from the story now, with a whole new cast and plot set to take their place for the second season. The lineup includes Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch and will take place in LA County where a crime scene "triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars." It's all about the cops and criminals this time, and we've even had a teaser trailer.
That was mostly unhelpful, apart from a lot of significant looks between characters who we don't yet know. Season 1's writer Nic Pizzolatto is back to pen every episode but the director Cary Fukunaga is stepping down, instead a number of different helmers will take over that role, including Fast and Furious guy Justin Lin. There better be car chases and explosions, that's all we're saying.
Honestly, the cast this time around is a bit less interesting (though we've got high hopes for a strong dramatic performance from our Colin) but the momentum of the series is so high that pretty much nothing can stop it now.
And we've got word of when you can expect to see the show on our shores. It will debut on HBO in the US on the 21st of June 2015 and arrive on Sky Atlantic on the evening of the 22nd - that's a Monday, just so you make sure not to miss it.
We say again - True Detective Season 2 kicks off on the 22nd of June 2015!