Just like Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson before, Nic Pizzolatto has cast the new season of HBO’s True Detective using actors at a vulnerable place in their careers. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn historically only make brilliant (In Bruges and Swingers) or laughably terrible (Daredevil and The Internship) films, with nothing in between.
And the addition of Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch to the second season could be two too many storylines for viewers to follow. But judging by this new trailer, which sets off each character as a unique, mildly psychotic superhero, there’s nothing to worry about. These four are going to act the shit out this show because frankly, their careers depend on it.