There have been a lot of rumours about the second season of True Detective since the first batch of episodes wrapped up a little earlier this year, but now things finally seem to be falling into place for the HBO drama.

Justin Lin is apparently in talks to direct what is being described as a “handful” of episodes when True Detective returns, and while a specific number is currently unknown, he won’t be following in the footsteps of  Cary Fukunaga by directing every single episode as the Jane Eyre helmer did for season one.

Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are all said to now be in final negotiations for the three lead male roles, while the fourth – a woman – has yet to be cast. We’ve already heard that Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss is in the running, and while that’s still the case, she’s now joined by Rachel McAdams (The Notebook).

Lin is of course best known for breathing new life into the now incredibly popular Fast & Furious franchise, and he’s also attached to helm the next instalment of the Bourne franchise (starring Jeremy Renner). He should be able to squeeze in True Detective season two before working on that though.

Plot details are still scarce, but we do know that Nic Pizzolatto is writing the second season, and that it is set in California and will likely revolve around the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.