‘True Detective’ finished its first season run on March 9, leaving the door wide open for other A-list stars to headline the show now that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson have officially closed the book on the mystery of the Yellow King. Find out what an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about Season 2 — mainly, whether or not it will star Brad Pitt.
True Detective has been the breakaway TV hit of 2014, and it’s pretty much a given that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will receive Emmy and/or Golden Globe nods for their performances. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Hollywood’s best and brightest are dying to star in Season 2 — but will they need to step aside and make room for Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt: ‘True Detective”s Next Star?
Audiences were no doubt bummed when Matthew broke the news that he and his co-star/best buddy Woody would not be returning for Season 2 — instead, the series will focus on a completely different case, with new detectives — but it does leave the door open for some exciting casting possibilities. And HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that one name in particular is standing far above the rest.
“Brad’s name has come up many times, it’s just a matter of what his other commitments are,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “It’s the show everyone wants to be on, because the writing and the roles are just so exquisite and complex. Brad has tight relations with HBO — he teamed up with Ryan Murphy last year to produce the HBO movie The Normal Heart. I know everyone would be thrilled to have him onboard.”
So basically, it’s all a big “maybe” — but it’s good to know that Brad’s name is on the short list!
Stars Line Up To Parody ‘True Detective’
Of course, if Brad is unavailable — or if he doesn’t fit the show’s casting needs — there are many other viable options that could make the show a hit (again). Joel McHale of The Soup and Community already showed the world that he has what it takes to conquer the show’s wacky dialogue, and Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Rogen offered up their take on Kimmel Live on March 10.
What do you think, True Detective fans? Would Brad be a good choice for Season 2? Did you have anyone else in mind? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
— Shaunna Murphy