Justin Lin of "Fast & Furious" fame might be taking over the "True Detective" reigns next season. According to Deadline, the blockbuster director is chatting with HBO about directing "at least the first two episodes" of the creepy drama. Writer/creator Nic Pizzolatto has divulged that the next season will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system," which makes us wonder how Lin's taste for big action scenes could figure into that.
There's also been a lot of chatter about who will star in the next season, with the popular #truedetectiveseason2 meme taking over Twitter with both hilarious and ingenious results. It's rumored that Vince Vaughn, Taylor Kitsch, and Colin Farrell will appear on the show, which will take place in California. (For some deep-cut speculation on the setting and what it means for the show, check out this story on Grantland.) In any case, it will be interesting to see if HBO sticks with one director the entire season as it did with Cary Fukunaga, who directed and produced; one could argue that Fukunaga's direction and the cast's performances outshined Pizzolatto's writing, and that the success of future seasons will depend on the director and actors more than the script.
What do you think? Is Justin Lin a good fit for "True Detective"?
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