For quite some time there have been rumours following Taylor Kitsch about a possible role in the forthcoming second season of HBO's hit 'True Detective,' and recently the 33 year-old actor finally confirmed that this is true.

True Detective
Kitsch confirmed he will star in the second season of 'True Detective'

HBO still hasn't made the official casting announcement, but Kitsch first admitted he will be starring in the next season of the crime series, which will consist of eight episodes, while speaking to AdWeek, revealing he spent the last year waiting for the call up.

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"Yeah, I'm really excited," he said. "I've just been prepping. It's been almost a full year since I've been on camera, so I'm itching, man. I'm overdue. You've just got to grind it out. Even taking this year off was, I mean you want to work, but you also don't want to just water it down and work for the sake of working. So, it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True."

Colin Farrell
Farrell has also been annouced as part of the cast of 'TD' season 2

"It was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it," he added. "And having this meeting with [True Detective showrunner] Nic Pizzolatto, it kind of brought me back to when I was here in New York and why I wanted to be an actor, why you struggle and why you don't quit. And when we're talking, I mean he's obviously incredibly smart and passionate, so that rubs off. And you're just excited to go now...I loved that first season of it so much. It's just unlike anything I've seen in, you know, I don't know when. And it was so grounded."

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Kitsch will be working alongside the already announced stars of 'True Detective' season two, Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

The premise of the upcoming series will follow three police officers and a veteran criminal, Farrell will play "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him." Whereas Vaughn will star as "a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."

Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn will play a seasoned criminal in the upcoming series

"I can't f--- wait to hit camera. So I'm excited," Kitsh added, which he will be doing when production begins later this fall in California.