Another one of those True Detective rumours has been confirmed – Vince Vaughn has indeed signed on for a part in the show’s second season. HBO confirmed that news that Vaughn and Colin Farrell will co-star in the brand new story that Nic Pizzolatto and co. are working on. There’s a twist though – Vaughn and Farrell will not join forces onscreen, a la Rust and Marty. Instead, Vaughn will play the criminal to Farrell’s cop character. Irish actor Farrell, 38, will star as compromised detective Ray Velcoro and Vaughn, 44, will star as criminal mastermind Frank Semyon in the drama’s next run.

Vince Vaughn
Vaughn fits in with True Detective's strategy of casting older, established film actors, which helped the first season's popularity.

Specifically, the latter will take on the role of a “career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner” – description courtesy of HBO’s statement, via Entertainment Weekly.

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The question  now is whether HBO and Pizzolatto can repeat the success of the show’s original run. The first season, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives Rust Cohle and Martin Hart won five Primetime Emmy awards, including best directing for Cary Fukunaga, who directed all eight episodes.

Colin Farrell
Vaughn joins Colin Farrell on the True Detective team, with the rest of the cast still to be announced.