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Brad Pitt Reportedly Set For Season 2 Of True Detective

05.14.2014

There isn’t a lot we know about season two of TRUE DETECTIVE, creator Nic Pizzolato has said about the returning HBO series that it's "not about solving a murder mystery but a story of a detective chasing after an elusive criminal," which really isn’t anything. We also know that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will not be returning.

Speculation regarding season 2 is getting hot today as an interesting casting choice is being reported. The unconfirmed report is that Brad Pitt could be set to star in the upcoming second season. According to the Mirror, the actor is "close to signing a deal" to star as the main cast member and reportedly "thrashing out last minute details of a deal" with HBO.

I would consider the source before you text your friends to ask them "what’s in the box?" as this report could be based on nothing; the Internet does that sometimes. I just thought I would take this time to ask you kind folks if Brad Pitt is your number one choice for a role in TRUE DETECTIVE? And if not, who else you got?

We could also just have a 60 minute show where we just look at Alexandra Daddario; that could run and run (we shall never forget THIS). Pay me.

Source: Mirror

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2:53PM on 05/16/2014
This would be great, but I'd really love to see an actor like Joaquin Phoenix play around with Pizzolatto's dialogue.
This would be great, but I'd really love to see an actor like Joaquin Phoenix play around with Pizzolatto's dialogue.
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11:32AM on 05/16/2014
Brad Pitt would be a very good, very obvious choice if he decided to make the jump to television in True Detective. This series has already set itself apart with a strong season involving two hollywood A-list actors bringing their A-game, so I say bring something different for season 2. Different setting, different type of crime, and yes I am a fan of the 2 female leads that we heard rumors about. Marion Cotillard, Vera Farmiga, Kate Winslet, or Rosario Dawson are some personal favorites
Brad Pitt would be a very good, very obvious choice if he decided to make the jump to television in True Detective. This series has already set itself apart with a strong season involving two hollywood A-list actors bringing their A-game, so I say bring something different for season 2. Different setting, different type of crime, and yes I am a fan of the 2 female leads that we heard rumors about. Marion Cotillard, Vera Farmiga, Kate Winslet, or Rosario Dawson are some personal favorites that I could see doing well with a serious detective role. However, if the male leads rumor pans out, I would probably want Michael Fassbender in the role more than anyone.
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12:38AM on 05/16/2014
awesome news, but wasn't it confirmed that the second season would focus on two female leads?
awesome news, but wasn't it confirmed that the second season would focus on two female leads?
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11:05AM on 05/15/2014

Strong Female Characters

I'm hoping Pitt will be cast as a killer, a rapist or some form of psychopath and not as one of the new detectives. I've been excited about having two female leads for season two ever since Nic P announced it. Imagine having a rom-com regular come in and blow us away McConaughey style. Someone like Kate Hudson, Anna Faris, Rachel McAdams or (forgive me) Katherine Heigl... now picture Carrie-Anne Moss, Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett or Jodie Foster as a seasoned partner.
I'm keeping my fingers
I'm hoping Pitt will be cast as a killer, a rapist or some form of psychopath and not as one of the new detectives. I've been excited about having two female leads for season two ever since Nic P announced it. Imagine having a rom-com regular come in and blow us away McConaughey style. Someone like Kate Hudson, Anna Faris, Rachel McAdams or (forgive me) Katherine Heigl... now picture Carrie-Anne Moss, Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett or Jodie Foster as a seasoned partner.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the ladies get to slaughter Pitt in the end.
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9:50AM on 05/15/2014

What if...

What if he is was signing on to play the elusive criminal and not a detective? That would be an interesting role for him.
What if he is was signing on to play the elusive criminal and not a detective? That would be an interesting role for him.
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9:55AM on 05/15/2014
That I'd be okay with. Then we can have someone we least expect come in to play the detective and blow us all away with his/her performance.
That I'd be okay with. Then we can have someone we least expect come in to play the detective and blow us all away with his/her performance.
1:54AM on 05/15/2014

Amazing show!

I would have no problem if Pitt got in on the action, and it would be awesome if he had his co-star from "Killing Them Softly" Scoot McNary to play off of. They could totally keep up the tone that MM and Woody brought to the first season so well.

My Dream Team however is Idris Elba (channeling John Luther) paired up with Jake Gyllenhaal (channeling Detective Loki from "Prisoners"). Hell, I would watch anything with these two, but I ESPECIALLY would love to see them tackle this material in
I would have no problem if Pitt got in on the action, and it would be awesome if he had his co-star from "Killing Them Softly" Scoot McNary to play off of. They could totally keep up the tone that MM and Woody brought to the first season so well.

My Dream Team however is Idris Elba (channeling John Luther) paired up with Jake Gyllenhaal (channeling Detective Loki from "Prisoners"). Hell, I would watch anything with these two, but I ESPECIALLY would love to see them tackle this material in season 2!
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11:51PM on 05/14/2014

Intriguing choice...

... and for some reason as soon as I read "Brad Pitt", in my mind I saw him partnered with Benicio del Toro. Perhaps because they've both played tenacious detectives at one point. I just think the combination of those actors in a show of this caliber would produce some spectacular television. In the end, this is all just wishful thinking.
... and for some reason as soon as I read "Brad Pitt", in my mind I saw him partnered with Benicio del Toro. Perhaps because they've both played tenacious detectives at one point. I just think the combination of those actors in a show of this caliber would produce some spectacular television. In the end, this is all just wishful thinking.
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11:05PM on 05/14/2014

I've thought about it some more and I'm not really for this idea.

Hear me out. If we know Brad Pitt would do wonders for the series, then where would the surprise revolutionary performance that McConaughey gave be? Wouldn't we rather have someone we least expect?
Hear me out. If we know Brad Pitt would do wonders for the series, then where would the surprise revolutionary performance that McConaughey gave be? Wouldn't we rather have someone we least expect?
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6:20AM on 05/15/2014
I really don't think that performance is going to be topped any time soon. Super celebrity or not.
I really don't think that performance is going to be topped any time soon. Super celebrity or not.
10:58PM on 05/14/2014
Brad Pitt would do wonders for the series. That said, I'm kinda more interested in who will be the directing the next season?
Brad Pitt would do wonders for the series. That said, I'm kinda more interested in who will be the directing the next season?
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10:24PM on 05/14/2014
Now, anything Pitts involved in is going to be worth checking out, wether acting or producing. He's been batting 100% recently (tho I fear a commenter bringing up some shitty movie he produced bc I didn't check imdb before writing this. I also didn't see tree of life). He's been balancing big and small budget stuff really well (WWZ, Killing them softly), and even the stuff in between (Basterds, MONEYBALL). Oh yeah, the counselor sucked but he was probably the best part in it, or at least
Now, anything Pitts involved in is going to be worth checking out, wether acting or producing. He's been batting 100% recently (tho I fear a commenter bringing up some shitty movie he produced bc I didn't check imdb before writing this. I also didn't see tree of life). He's been balancing big and small budget stuff really well (WWZ, Killing them softly), and even the stuff in between (Basterds, MONEYBALL). Oh yeah, the counselor sucked but he was probably the best part in it, or at least his last scene was.... Would LOVE to see him team up with Dicaprio in this or any crime/drama/Scorsese type film.
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10:30PM on 05/14/2014
Really everybody's suggestion is solid.
Really everybody's suggestion is solid.
10:39PM on 05/14/2014
When you say everybody's suggestion is solid, does that include my suggestion of bringing Alexandra Daddario back? lol

Yes, I would definitely enjoy seeing her naked again, in a clearer full frontal capacity more specifically, but I would like to see her in a meatier role than what she had this past season as I have this possibly feeble hope that she'd give the performance of her career in such a role.
When you say everybody's suggestion is solid, does that include my suggestion of bringing Alexandra Daddario back? lol

Yes, I would definitely enjoy seeing her naked again, in a clearer full frontal capacity more specifically, but I would like to see her in a meatier role than what she had this past season as I have this possibly feeble hope that she'd give the performance of her career in such a role.
8:22PM on 05/14/2014

One of the greatest tv shows of all time

Honestly, they could get any acclaimed actor/actress to appear in this series and I wouldn't complain, but the idea of Pitt returning as a detective just sounds like a dream come true. I'd also love to see him star opposite of a female actress (Angelina Jolie?) just so there's some variety this time around.
Honestly, they could get any acclaimed actor/actress to appear in this series and I wouldn't complain, but the idea of Pitt returning as a detective just sounds like a dream come true. I'd also love to see him star opposite of a female actress (Angelina Jolie?) just so there's some variety this time around.
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9:26PM on 05/14/2014
If they were going with the 2 female detectives rumor, Jolie and Aniston would make for an interesting show.
If they were going with the 2 female detectives rumor, Jolie and Aniston would make for an interesting show.
10:18PM on 05/14/2014
Maybe Aniston would finally stop teasing and start delivering on the nudity front under such a scenario.
Maybe Aniston would finally stop teasing and start delivering on the nudity front under such a scenario.
8:06PM on 05/14/2014
Ben Foster needs more work!
Ben Foster needs more work!
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11:33PM on 05/14/2014
I'm on this bandwagon till the end, my friend.
I'm on this bandwagon till the end, my friend.
11:36AM on 05/15/2014
Wholeheartedly support the Ben Foster vote. Would also be very interested in seeing Andrew Scott (Sherlock/The Hour) stretch his legs in this series. Or Edgar Ramirez. Both fascinating actors.
Wholeheartedly support the Ben Foster vote. Would also be very interested in seeing Andrew Scott (Sherlock/The Hour) stretch his legs in this series. Or Edgar Ramirez. Both fascinating actors.
7:35PM on 05/14/2014
Is the main thing they are looking for is an actor who smokes weed?

Jokes aside I feel Pitt has been lacking in movies and I would be down if he made the transition to TV as many well respected actors are lately.

Bet you didn't expect the outcome of downloading movies would be TV shows slowly replacing them hanaha.

Really.
Is the main thing they are looking for is an actor who smokes weed?

Jokes aside I feel Pitt has been lacking in movies and I would be down if he made the transition to TV as many well respected actors are lately.

Bet you didn't expect the outcome of downloading movies would be TV shows slowly replacing them hanaha.

Really.
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7:33PM on 05/14/2014
Rumour being the keyword.
Rumour being the keyword.
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7:29PM on 05/14/2014
Brad Pitt and Eric Stoltz.
Brad Pitt and Eric Stoltz.
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7:24PM on 05/14/2014

meh

Watched Se7en the other day and couldn't help but feel like him being on True Detective would be a retread of that. I'd love to see him partnered with a girl, maybe someone like Selma Hayek.
Watched Se7en the other day and couldn't help but feel like him being on True Detective would be a retread of that. I'd love to see him partnered with a girl, maybe someone like Selma Hayek.
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6:47PM on 05/14/2014
What about Brad Pitt partnered with Peter Sarsgaard?
What about Brad Pitt partnered with Peter Sarsgaard?
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6:51PM on 05/14/2014
I like your choice of Sarsgaard. Great underrated actor.
I like your choice of Sarsgaard. Great underrated actor.
10:08AM on 05/15/2014
but is he underrated? i think he gets some pretty big acclaim dude. lol
but is he underrated? i think he gets some pretty big acclaim dude. lol
6:44PM on 05/14/2014

I thought it was supposed to be two women this time

Either way, Pitt as an addition would be awesome
Either way, Pitt as an addition would be awesome
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6:35PM on 05/14/2014

So long as Alexandra Daddario comes back :P...

Don't really care who else comes on.
Don't really care who else comes on.
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6:31PM on 05/14/2014
Having Pitt for season two would really raise the bar from the excellent quality from season 1 with McConaughey and Harrelson.

And for his partner I would love to see Ed Norton sign up to get a Fight Club reunion, Idris Elba, or Downey Jr.
Having Pitt for season two would really raise the bar from the excellent quality from season 1 with McConaughey and Harrelson.

And for his partner I would love to see Ed Norton sign up to get a Fight Club reunion, Idris Elba, or Downey Jr.
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7:24PM on 05/14/2014
I was thinking Idris Elba myself.
I was thinking Idris Elba myself.
8:50PM on 05/14/2014
I could see the two of them having great chemistry like McConaughey and Harrelson did in the first season.
I could see the two of them having great chemistry like McConaughey and Harrelson did in the first season.
2:09AM on 05/15/2014
Dude you just blew my mind with the Ed Norton Brad Pitt idea. AWESOME
Dude you just blew my mind with the Ed Norton Brad Pitt idea. AWESOME
6:16PM on 05/14/2014
I officially just started watching this show!
I officially just started watching this show!
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6:14PM on 05/14/2014
A co-worker of mine suggested that it would be awesome if Ed Norton got cast as his partner. I totally agree with that. I am jack's anticipation for season 2.
A co-worker of mine suggested that it would be awesome if Ed Norton got cast as his partner. I totally agree with that. I am jack's anticipation for season 2.
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6:06PM on 05/14/2014
They should also cast Morgan Freeman and make this season a "Se7en" sequel. How cool would that be?
They should also cast Morgan Freeman and make this season a "Se7en" sequel. How cool would that be?
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5:53PM on 05/14/2014

I FUCKING GUESSED IT!!

YAY!!
YAY!!
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5:54PM on 05/14/2014
It's not official. The source is questionable.
It's not official. The source is questionable.
5:48PM on 05/14/2014

Do not make it in a big city!!!

As long as it's not in a glamorous place!!! Brad Pitt is a huge actor and I think if they put him in the Midwest, or an isolated area would really work. Having him be in a huge city would really distract away from his performance.z
As long as it's not in a glamorous place!!! Brad Pitt is a huge actor and I think if they put him in the Midwest, or an isolated area would really work. Having him be in a huge city would really distract away from his performance.z
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5:43PM on 05/14/2014
I'm really looking forward to season 2 now.
I'm really looking forward to season 2 now.
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5:37PM on 05/14/2014

Wow...

Just when I thought there'd be no way they could top the first season.

On a side note... You know who I'd like to see play a drug addled detective ala Nicolas Cage or Harvey Keitel on True Detective? Joaquin Phoenix.
Just when I thought there'd be no way they could top the first season.

On a side note... You know who I'd like to see play a drug addled detective ala Nicolas Cage or Harvey Keitel on True Detective? Joaquin Phoenix.
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5:34PM on 05/14/2014
Sadly, as opposed to nearly everyone else who saw it, I didn't much care for True Detective. It had great production values and the mood was killer but for me it turned out to be just a very slow, psycho-babble heavy police procedural. So much was promised (the whole Yellow King and Carcosa shit) but in the end it all just boiled down to some insane redneck retard.
Still interested in season 2 though, even moreso if Brad Pitt is in.
Sadly, as opposed to nearly everyone else who saw it, I didn't much care for True Detective. It had great production values and the mood was killer but for me it turned out to be just a very slow, psycho-babble heavy police procedural. So much was promised (the whole Yellow King and Carcosa shit) but in the end it all just boiled down to some insane redneck retard.
Still interested in season 2 though, even moreso if Brad Pitt is in.
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5:23PM on 05/14/2014
I thought the creator said this next season would feature two female leads.
I thought the creator said this next season would feature two female leads.
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5:28PM on 05/14/2014
No sorry, he never said that. one of the writers tweeted an insinuation that got the internet buzzing.

"One of the detriments of only having two POV characters, both men (a structural necessity). Next season..."

There had been some criticism of late that women were being underrepresented or underwritten in the show, but that criticism sort of misses the point of "True Detective". The show is very much about women being ignored, abused and victimized in an atmosphere where religion and
No sorry, he never said that. one of the writers tweeted an insinuation that got the internet buzzing.

"One of the detriments of only having two POV characters, both men (a structural necessity). Next season..."

There had been some criticism of late that women were being underrepresented or underwritten in the show, but that criticism sort of misses the point of "True Detective". The show is very much about women being ignored, abused and victimized in an atmosphere where religion and power structures don't seem to have much regard for females (or children for that matter). Rust Cohle is haunted by death of his daughter, while Martin Hart continually takes his children and wife for granted, and uses women in general as objects. The internet likes to make up its own news when dealing with vague statements etc....like the joker being in the batman picture (eye roll)
5:56PM on 05/14/2014
Next season isn't necessarily about women being ignored, just the first season of the show.
Next season isn't necessarily about women being ignored, just the first season of the show.
6:15PM on 05/14/2014
ya man, i was talking about the first season and there had been some criticism about it.
ya man, i was talking about the first season and there had been some criticism about it.
5:23PM on 05/14/2014
Pitt is one of the best actors in the business, and he's shown he can play more serious, gritty roles (e.g. Seven), so I think he would fit just fine in True Detective. Great choice.
Pitt is one of the best actors in the business, and he's shown he can play more serious, gritty roles (e.g. Seven), so I think he would fit just fine in True Detective. Great choice.
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