There's been a vacuum of information on True Detective, despite a wealth of speculation and rumours on the topic. Nothing's been confirmed as yet, but TheWrap claim they've seen a copy of the second season. Here's what they had to say.
#TrueDetective Twitter EXCLU: The 1st script for 2nd season is IN & agency sources tell us it features one MALE lead & male/female co-stars.
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) June 27, 2014
This contradicts everything we've heard so far, so we're taking this with a pinch of salt. Jessica Chastain was rumoured to have signed, Brad Pitt was a possibility. We heard it was going to have two female leads; showrunner Nic Pizzolatto himself even said he wanted female leads for the second season.
Initial thoughts? It's all contingent on who is cast, really. True Detective's selling point was borne out of the fact that it had movie-quality writing AND actors. That's not to say it can't introduce some brand new actor or even a well-known actor who's due a career renaissance. Either way, we're still very much dark.