'True Detective' Season 2 Officially Announces Its Stars AND Its Plot

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are confirmed.

After months of speculation and way too many hashtag jokes, the second season of HBO's "True Detective" is officially shaping up.

Vince Vaughn is officially joining Colin Farrell, who recently confirmed reports that he would take on one of the lead roles for creator Nic Pizzolatto's next yarn.

HBO also revealed a vague logline (via The Hollywood Reporter), which lines up with the details we've previously heard. "Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder."

On top of that, character details for Farrell and Vaughn's roles further clarify the story. Farrell will apparently play a cop named Ray Velcoro, who's described as "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him."

The description for Vaughn's character may connect some dots. Frank Semyon is "a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."

There are two more detective roles that have yet to be confirmed. One appears to be locked down by "Friday Night Lights" alum Taylor Kitsch, but there has yet to be an official word about his involvement. The other is reportedly a female role, which has attracted actresses like Elisabeth Moss, Rosario Dawson and Rachel McAdams.

As previously reported, "Fast & Furious 6" director Justin Lin will direct the first two episodes of season two.

The second season of "True Detective" is expected to debut next summer.