HBO is now entering the heavy promotion stage for "True Detective" Season 2, which stars Rachel McAdams, Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Taylor Kitsch and premieres June 21. The network recently shared two new teasers, even letting some of the high-profile cast occasionally speak instead of just looking menacing or depressed:

HBO also issued materials with more details on what will happen in the first two episodes, which air in June, listing more cast members and guest stars.


A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California in "True Detective."

Colin Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a troubled detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vince Vaughn portrays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. Rachel McAdams plays Ani Bezzerides, a sheriff's detective whose uncompromising ethics put her at odds with others and the system she serves. Taylor Kitsch portrays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and a highway patrol motorcycle officer, running from a difficult past and the sudden glare of a scandal that never happened.


The cast also includes Kelly Reilly ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows") as Jordan Semyon, Frank's wife, a former D-list actress who is a full partner in his enterprises and ambitions; Christopher James Baker ("Gotham") as Blake Churchman; Afemo Omilami ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire") as Police Chief Holloway; Chris Kerson ("CSI: Crime Scene Investigation") as Nails; and James Frain (HBO's "True Blood") as Lt. Kevin Burris.

Among the guest stars this season are Lolita Davidovich ("Raising Cain"), W. Earl Brown (HBO's "Deadwood"), David Morse (HBO's "Treme") and Rick Springfield ("Hard to Hold").


Title: "The Western Book of the Dead"

Written by: Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Justin Lin.

Debut: Sunday, June 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Synopsis: "The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business."


Title: "Night Finds You"

Debut: Sunday, June 28 (9 to 10 p.m.)

Written by: Nic Pizzolatto; directed by Justin Lin.

No synopsis details yet for Episode 2, but what do you think so far?

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