Lacey Terrell—HBO
May 27, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

In case you’ve been away from your Twitter, you’ll be surprised to learn that there is a whole new round of speculation regarding casting choices for season two of HBO’s True Detective.

Fans earlier created a #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag for casting suggestions, assuming that the crime drama would again revolve around two leads, as it did last season with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

But writer-producer Nic Pizzolatto told public radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge on Tuesday that: “Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one,” he said.

Three leads. Three! That leaves so much more room for postulating.

A #TrueDetectiveSeason2 hashtag is currently trending on Twitter that is full of incredible casting suggestions. Here are our favorites:


— dan (@DannyAston1) May 27, 2014

These guys have my vote for the new team for #TrueDetectiveSeason2

— Jett Wells (@jett_wells) May 27, 2014

Here's What We Know About True Detective Season 2 So Far #TrueDetectiveSeason2

— David Teicher (@Aerocles) May 27, 2014


— Michael Atlan (@FUNCULTUREPOP) May 27, 2014


— scott rising (@rising) May 27, 2014

And in case you didn’t have enough of ’em this weekend:

#threeleads #TrueDetectiveSeason2

— keepin' it real (@sissyka) May 27, 2014

Please, God, no.

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