Sherlock Holmes actress Rachel McAdams has been confirmed as the female lead in the second season of HBO's True Detective. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she'll be joined by Kelly Reilly and Taylor Kitsch in supporting roles.
Written by Nic Pizzolatto, the eight-episode season follows three cops and a career criminal who must navigate a web of conspiracy following a murder. Colin Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his bosses in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn is Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his plans to move into legitimate business are upended by the murder of his partner.
McAdams will portray Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County, California, sheriff's detective "whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves." Kitsch is set as war veteran Paul Woodrugh, a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer who's running from a difficult past. Reilly (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) plays former D-list actress Jordan, Frank's wife and partner.
Production is set to begin later this fall in California.