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Two new striking trailers drop as True Detective Season 2 readies for launch

True Detective Season 2: Stand (HBO)
There are less than two weeks to go before the premiere of the second season of True Detective, landing on HBO June 21. As such, the teaser trailers are coming out fast and furious to get fans riled up for the event.

The first new trailer, entitled Stand, is only 30 seconds long, but it’s chillingly ominous music and progressive build-up to plenty of anger and violence perfectly capture what we can expect from the show. It also highlights the four main actors who will be featured this season: Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughan, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch.

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Aptly called Chaos, the second trailer also manages to have you wanting more after just half a minute. This time, there’s dialogue, including Farrell’s tormenting voiceover.

True Detective Season 2: Chaos (HBO)

The four key actors will have big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s stellar performances in the first season. As the show’s title implies, this season will feature detectives as well, including Farrell as a corrupt officer struggling between the good and the bad sides of the law. McAdams will also play a detective, and Kitsch a highway patrol officer and former soldier. In a departure from his typical comedic work, Vaughan will play the criminal at the center of the conspiracy. Once the crime scene is discovered, and Farrell and Vaughan’s characters face off, the story will inevitably involve many twists and turns.

As with season one, this season was written by Nic Pizzolatto, but will feature various directors, including Justin Lin (Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6) for the first two episodes, and Janus Metz Pedersen (Armadillo). Cary Fukunaga, who directed the first season, will return as executive producer for season two. The show will include eight, hour-long episodes.

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