The 'Mad Men' actress is allegedly circling a female lead role in the next installment of the HBO series, while 'The Killing' star Michelle Forbes is in contention for a key role.
After Vince Vaughn was reported in talks for one of the lead roles on "True Detective" season 2, Elisabeth Moss is now said circling the show as well. The "Mad Men" star is allegedly eyed to play the female lead. Another actress, Michelle Forbes who starred in the first and second season of "The Killing", is additionally linked to "a key role" on the show, The Wrap reports.
The site has also obtained alleged plot details and characters description of the second season. According to the breakdown, the story "will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the 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." His body "is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur" with "satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult."
"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."
Colin Farrell, who along with Taylor Kitsch has been rumored to play one of the leads, will reportedly portray Ray Velcoro, "who has been damaged by years of turmoil in both his personal and professional lives." Kitsch, meanwhile, is offered "the role of Paul Woodrugh, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction."
Vaughn's role is allegedly named Frank Semyon, "a former thug-turned-businessman who's working with a local mayor and his political cohorts to spearhead the construction of a high-speed railway system that links Southern California to Northern California in order to reap financial gains from federal grants and land purchases."
Moss may play Ani Bezzerides, "a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol," while Forbes could star as Farrell's ex-wife, who is "a survivor of sexual assault," or Vaughn's "charming but mercurial wife."
The second season of the drama series is set in California. The official casting is expected to be announced soon.