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Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

After months of rumors, the mystery of who’s going to be in the second season of True Detective is getting solved bit by bit.

Colin Farrell, who had been rumored to be in talks about the show, confirmed Sunday that he’ll appear in the HBO drama, telling Irish newspaper The Sunday World in an interview that he’s “so excited.”

“I know it will be eight episodes and take around for our five months to shoot,” he said. “I know very little about it, but we’re shooting it in the environs of Los Angeles, which is great. It means I get to stay home and see the kids.”

The plot is said to involve the “bloody murder of a corrupt city businessman found dead the night before a major transportation deal” and involve three different police officers from different cities working together. One down, two more to go.

[The Sunday World]

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