First Trailer for Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Features New Cast & Dark Story About a Bizarre Murder in California

HBO has released the first teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of their gritty crime drama television series True Detective. The new action-packed season comes with a whole new cast — Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch — and a new dark story about a “bizarre murder” in California. The second season is scheduled to premiere June 21, 2015 on HBO.

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro in True Detective
Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro

Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon in True Detective
Vince Vaughn as Frank Semyon

Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides in True Detective
Rachel McAdams as Ani Bezzerides

Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh in True Detective
Taylor Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh

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