Justin Lin In Talks For True Detective Season 2

He may direct two episodes


by James White |
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True Detective’s first season was distinctive for more than its one-season story arc: every episode of that initial run was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who took home an Emmy award for one instalment. It would appear that the True team is going in a different direction – no pun intended – for the second season, with Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin in talks to handle two of the episodes{ =nofollow}.

From the sounds of it, the directorial chores will be shared among several filmmakers, though no other names have been so much as rumoured so far. In fact, there is a lot still to be confirmed about the season series, written and produced once more by Nic Pizzolatto.

While we do know the next run will be a reduced order of eight episodes and focus on a crime story in a different locale – California has been rumoured – casting is still up in the air, with names including Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn floated so far. Filming is set to start later this month, so we can expect announcements soon enough.

This is not Lin’s only TV gig: he has several projects in development and is a producer/director on new US network drama Scorpion, which kicks off across the pond on September 22. Film-wise, he’s attached to make the next entry in the Bourne series, comedy pic Subdivision and family adventure Toymageddon.

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