True Detective was a beautifully shot, cop show steeped in gothic Americana, one that dealt with religion, drugs, sexual violence and more besides. With the only faux pas being a severe lack of strong female characters and Rust going a bit over the top in his maudlin soliloquies, it’s safe to say the show was a rightful hit.
Series two would be a welcomed site of the small screen, though nothing has been officially confirmed by HBO. Brad Pitt was widely believed to be spear-heading the follow-up. Nerdist has released some juicy casting titbits. The lead role has apparently been offered to Interstellar’s Jessica Chastain. This decision would certainly combat critic that the show lacked any powerful female characters. Most women on the show were two-dimensional or dead.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto said that series two will contain ‘hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.’ I’m sure you’ll agree this sounds potentially exciting. Would you see a return to brooding ageing men, or a proactive and engaging female lead? If so, who would you pitch the role too?
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