Nic Pizzolatto

True Detective starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and the eight episode season has since been hailed as one of the greatest TV shows of all-time. It made for compelling viewing, with plenty of twists and turns along with some amazing imagery courtesy of director Cary Joji Fukunaga.

The man who created and wrote the series is Nic Pizzolatto, and in an interview with To the Best of Our Knowledge, he revealed some new details about the planned second season of True Detective.

Though it has yet to be officially announced by HBO, season two will feature three leads and they’ll all be new characters. According to Entertainment Weekly, they’ve heard that the trio will be made up of two men and a woman, while Pizzolatto is quoted as saying that he’s, “deeply in love with each of them.”

Season two of True Detective will be set in California, though like this year’s batch of episodes, it will show us a new side to a location we’re all very familiar with thanks to film and TV. “Not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser-known venues of California. And we’re going to try to capture a certain psycho-sphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.” The site goes on to add that they’ve heard that it will be mainly set in the present day, and that Northern California plays a key role.

Several A-list names are being looked at, with Jessica Chastain most recently mentioned as a possibly candidate (though she would later deny those claims). Pizzolatto went on to reveal that casting should begin in earnest in the next few weeks, and confirmed that he will write each episode.

However, it’s expected that each instalment will have a different director, though that shouldn’t impact the tone too much according to the writer. “It’s a story that uses the popular genre of police investigation to conduct a more nuanced metaphysical investigation of its characters and their world.”

“In True Detective, the world itself is the crime…This corruption at the root of the world,” he added, sounding an awful lot like Rust Cohle. “The poison at the root of the world is humanity.”