‘True Detective’ was one of the most buzzed-about series of 2014, and the speculation surrounding Season 2 has reached a fever pitch with Vince Vaughn reportedly being considered for a lead role.
The first season of True Detective blew away fans and critics alike; Matthew McConaughey, 44, especially, received an enormous amount of praise for his starring role as Rustin “Rust” Cohle, a dedicated but troubled detective on the hunt for a serial killer leaving a trail of bodies across Louisiana. An anthology series, Season 2 will feature an entirely new storyline and cast of characters, and Vince Vaughn, 44, is reportedly in talks to take up one of the leads — is he up to the challenge?
Vince Vaughn In ‘True Detective’ Season 2? Actor In Talks To Star In HBO Drama
Vince is in “preliminary talks to play one of the three leads in the HBO drama’s upcoming second season,” TVLine reports.
Tentatively set for release in January 2015, the scripts for Season 2 are “more exciting than the first season,” said HBO President Michael Lombardo at the Television Critics Association in July, according to TVLine, and that casting news would come in just a few weeks following the TCA press tour.
Given that we are now into August, we can assume that the consideration of Vince must be pretty serious. But will he be able to manage the material?
Vince Vaughn: Can He, Like Matthew McConaughey, Volley Back And Forth From Comedy To Drama?
While Matthew has been known for his ability to seamlessly volley back and forth from movies such as Magic Mike to The Dallas Buyers Club, Vince has no such reputation; his career has focused solely on comedies like Anchorman, Delivery Man, and the Internship.
However, if it’s any network that knows what it’s doing with casting, it’s HBO — this could definitely be a career-changing moment for Vince.
Season 2 of True Detective will be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system,” creator Nic Pizzolatto told HitFix. Will Vince be one of those “bad men”? Or will he fill a more lighthearted role?
True Detective has been nominated for a whopping seven Primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series versus Game Of Thrones and House Of Cards, among others. Will True Detective take it home on August 25?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Vince a good choice for True Detective Season 2, should the rumors prove true? Will this be a career-defining moment for him, or will it fall flat? Let us know what you think!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner