According to writer-producer Nic Pizzolatto, we might be finally able to put the hashtag #TrueDetectiveSeason2 to rest.
Pizzolatto spoke with "To the Best of Our Knowledge," a public radio program, about the first season of his hit HBO show, but he also touched on the future of the series at the very end of the interview.
"Right now, we're working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California — and we're going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one," he said. "The characters are all new, but I'm deeply in love with each of them. We've got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we'll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months."
This is the first we've officially heard about the next story for the anthology series since Pizzolatto talked with HitFix (a great read) after the season one finale. That's when we learned that the next tale would dive into "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."
Revealing the setting to be somewhere in California is certainly a major detail, especially when considering how integral Louisiana was to the story of Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, but with only L.A. ruled out, that still leaves quite a bit of mystery about where the next season will be.
Now that we know roughly where season two will take place, another important question is "When?" Time was obviously another important element of the first time-hopping tale, and there's no telling whether this next one will also be partially or entirely period or all set in the modern day. But it's something to wonder about.
Finally, there's talk about new characters. Those Jessica Chastain rumors may have turned out to be untrue, but expect to hear a lot more on the casting front relatively soon. Based on what Pizzolatto is saying, new casting talk and official hires shouldn't be too far off, especially now that scripts are coming together.
So it might not be much as of yet, but season two of "True Detective" sounds like it's finally coming together.