We’re still a month and change away from the hotly anticipated second season of True Detective, but here’s a brand new trailer to keep your hype-levels at full throttle.
It’s intense, right!? I for one am PUMPED to see Rachel McAdams going HAM on that wooden effigy. McAdams is really quite a good actress, but Hollywood has been sticking her in rom-coms left and right. From the looks of things above, though, it seems she’s about to unleash some serious aggression. I particularly like the framing of her flurry of knife jabs, because it’s slightly reminiscent of a painter at work. Given that her character is a detective, I’m sure she’s training for purposes of self-protection, but there are some serious underlying issues behind those slashes and stabs into the wooden dummy. Who knows, given that Rachel’s voiceover kicks in shortly before that scene, she may well be playing at some kind of immersion tactic and reenacting the logistics of a previous case! A month until we know! Can you even? I can’t even.
We get very brief glimpses into the rest of the core cast above as well. Vince Vaughn goes a little pyro (in a warehouse? An office?) while Colin Farrell moseys and mean-mugs it to everyone around him. Taylor Kitsch plays the Army vet who stumbles across the crime scene that sets season 2 in motion, and he certainly doesn’t strike me as “well-adjusted” throughout the trailer, either.
We’re currently in the midst of “anthology series fever” because True Detective certainly isn’t the only show on television introducing us to new characters, settings, and stories each season. FX’s American Horror Story has been on that grind for a hot minute, and that same network’s Fargo is setting up a brand new narrative for its own second season. That means if you haven’t caught True Detective first season yet, you won’t be lost jumping into season 2.
True Detective returns to HBO Sunday June 21st. Also, enjoy our gallery below of the series’ four leads.