True Detective is starting over next season with a new cast and a new mystery, and, until this week, the only sure thing was that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson wouldn't be returning as the show's leads. But, in a recent interview, series creator Nic Pizzolatto revealed a little bit more.
Right now, we're working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we're going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one. The characters are all new, but I am deeply in love with all of them. We have the entire season broken out, and I have a couple of scripts, and we'll probably start casting within the coming month.
True Detective's serial format allows Pizzolatto to fuck with not only the main cast, but also the setting and the first season's entire mismatched-cop-partners dynamic. It looks like he's taking full advantage.