This should be very interesting... it's official. HBO has finally confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn have signed on to star in the new season of True Detective. HBO press has not let on just yet who the show's female lead will be but did say that "additional casting will be announced as it is confirmed." The official announcement from HBO ends months of speculation about who would replace Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on the show for its second season. HBO had remained tight-lipped on the stars' involvement, but Farrell was not as quiet. In a widely circulated interview with The Sunday World published on Sept. 20, Farrell confirmed that he would be starring on the show. "I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot," he said. "I know very little about it, but we're shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids." This run of "True Detective" will focus on three police officers and a "career criminal" all of whom "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder." Farrell will reportedly play a character named Ray Velcoro, "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn." Vaughn is apparently the career criminal, Frank Semyon, who is in danger of losing his empire when his move into a legitimate enterprise is halted by the murder of a business partner. Justin Lin, of "Fast and Furious" franchise fame, will direct the first two episodes. Series creator Nic Pizzolatto returns as writer. As for the show's female lead, actresses such as Jessica Chastain, Elisabeth Moss, Rosario Dawson and Rachel McAdams were once rumored for the role. I'm sure we will find out who the lucky lady is very shortly.