Taylor Kitsch Confirms 'True Detective' Role

After plenty of behind-the-scenes talk, Taylor Kitsch has finally spoken publicly about his role in the second season of Nic Pizzolatto's True Detective for HBO.

Interviewed by AdWeek, the actor opened up about being away from the camera for a while and returning with True Detective. Although the deal hasn't been finalized, Kitsch was excited to finally talk about his involvement.

"Yeah, I’m really excited," he said. "I’ve just been prepping. It’s been almost a full year since I’ve been on camera, so I’m itching, man. I’m overdue."

While the actor didn't provide details about his upcoming role, he did say that the first season of the HBO series impressed him with its realness. "I loved that first season of it so much," Kitsch said. "It’s just unlike anything I’ve seen in, you know, I don’t know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real. Nowadays, it takes fucking balls to stand by that and do it that way."

Kitsch joins a cast that includes Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. As with the first season, Pizzolatto plans to pen all eight episodes, which focus on a trio of cops and a crime boss caught up in a conspiracy. Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes.

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