Season 2 of “True Detective”, one of the best HBO series ever made is set to air on June 21st and the fans are counting the days to say the least. Today HBO has released two new clips for the new season, that have left fans wanting more.
After the first season of “True Detective” simply blew the minds of viewers and critics alike, season 2 has very big shoes to fill. It is set to cover an entirely different story than the first season did, that will feature entirely new characters.
The two brand new clips are called “Chaos” and “Stand” and can be found on HBO official website and YouTube. They hint to the great potential of the main characters, that will include three detectives, played by Colin Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch and a very powerful villain, played by Vince Vaughn.
This is clearly going to be completely different, since the first season was one continuous thrilling puzzle constructed around a mysterious mastermind criminal, who was present only through his horrible murders and his almost perfectly devised defense strategies.
In season 2, Vince Vaughn’s character will be present and active and this changes the entire atmosphere of the story. Furthermore, the three detectives appear to have villainous sides of their own, that are obviously somehow connected to the grasp that Vince Vaughn’s character has on them.
Colin Farrell confessed that his character from “True Detective” has brought up some of his personal issues, as the corrupt detective he plays suffers from many complicated addictions. The actor has long been battling drug addiction, so to a certain extent, he will be baring his soul on the screen with this one.
The best thing about the first season was one of the main characters, Rust Cohle, a brilliant detective with a harshly realistic view of the world. He was masterfully portrayed by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, whose rendition was so incredibly complex, that it had fans absolutely mesmerized all throughout the eight episodes.
Woody Harrelson played the second main character, Marty Hart, and despite the fact that his rendition was outstanding itself, his and the entire cast’s performance truly felt like it was supporting the masterpiece that Rust Cohle was.
The series had an irresistible charm and a delightfully dark manner about it, as it took viewers through all the stages of a lengthy intricate investigation of a particularly disturbing murder case.
The fans have build tremendous expectations for this second installment of “True Detective” and while the trailer looks amazingly promising, it will have one enormous inescapable flaw. It will not have Rust Cohle in it.
The majority of the fans still have not faced the fact Rust is not returning and it will take a pretty intense first episode just to fill the void that he has left behind. It’s up to Rachel McAdams, Colin Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch to do their best to rise up the high stakes set by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
Nonetheless, the fact that Rust Cohle’s character was limited to the 8-episode first season has actually made him immortal. There is no chance that a second installment could alter it in any way, by providing a disappointing development. Furthermore, the character had reached its full potential, so the essential part of his story has already been told.
The creator of the series, Nic Pizzolatto has gone to great lengths to keep the storyline to the second season a secret, despite the fans’ immense curiosity. Pizzolatto has written both seasons, so there is great hope that he will be able to bring new iconic characters, like Rust and Marty, to the screen.
Unfortunately, director Cary Fukunaga did not return for the second season, buy he has stayed on as an exclusive producer of the show, so there is some hope that his presence will be still felt the second time around.
With two more weeks to go until the air date, the wait becomes unbearable. And these clips only make the fans more restless, as everybody is counting the days until the release of the second season of one of the best TV series of all time.
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