True Detective

A new trailer for season two of HBO's "True Detective" is here, and offers a bit more information than the first, wordless promo.

This latest clip is still scant on specifics, though, except to reiterate that each lead-- played by Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly -- is miserable in his or her own way. Vaughn's character, a disgraced mob boss, tries to convince himself that his misdeeds are worth it with the mantra, "Sometimes your worst self is your best self."

Meanwhile McAdams's character, a cop, is losing faith in her employer, tortured over a little girl who's gone missing and mounting corruption within the department, both of which have been seemingly ignored. She repeatedly stabs a dummy in frustration, her eyes wild.

There's lots more to unpack from the fast-paced promo, including more sightings of Farrell's fantastic facial hair and plenty of slickly-produced imagery. (The opening shot of Los Angeles's intertwining labyrinth of highways and the framing of Farrell ascending an escalator are particularly beautiful.) We're betting it's no mistake that the show can look so pristine while featuring such brutal content, a juxtaposition that will no doubt play out throughout the season.

Check out the trailer below. The second season of "True Detective" premieres on HBO on June 21.

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