Elisabeth Moss Might Also Be In True Detective, Plot And Character Details Emerge

Alright! So. Yesterday we figured out that Vince Vaughn was circling one of the “four key roles” in the much picked apart season 2 of HBO‘s gritty, self-contained cop series True Detective. That we know to be true. Now the final piece of the casting puzzle appears to be falling into place, with Peggy Olson Elisabeth Moss reportedly in the sights of producers to fill the show’s first key female role.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Moss stars in The One I Love which is currently screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival and you should go see it if you can because it’s absolutely batshit nuts.
It should be pointed out that if you want to go into season 2 free of plot and character spoilers, you should probably stop reading now.
Seriously, go look at something else. Anything. Like this 10 hour loop of the Epic Sax Guy from Moldova’s 2010 Eurovision entry.
Moss’ name is being bandied about to fill the role of a character named Ani Bezzerides – a tough, no-nonsense detective whose rough upbringing has caused her to form alcohol and gambling addictions.
Alongside her in the crime-fighting side of things is the character Ray Velcoro – reportedly to be played by Colin Farrell – another damaged detective plagued by years of personal and professional turmoil.
Rounding out the law enforcement squad is Paul Woodrugh – a role being circled by Taylor Kitsch – a 28-year old military veteran who has seen some things, man. And some stuff. And wouldn’t recommend either.
As for Vince Vaughn, his alleged role in the season appears to be that of the key antagonist – a former thug-turned-businessman named Frank Semyon who works his business associations to influence government in order to gain massive financial profits from the construction of a railway.
The season as a whole will allegedly revolve around “the death of a corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who’s found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state.” 

“Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.
Though naturally HBO remains tight-lipped on confirming any of these details, it’s probably safe to say there’s either at least a pretty strong element of truth to them, or there’s a really clever and dedicated – but very bored – fan out there somewhere.
Either way, it’s a fun ride to be on.
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