The first trailer for the much-awaited second season of HBO’s True Detective is finally out, and it’s definitely not enough to tide over fans until the season premiere on June 21.
Released Thursday, the trailer is a full minute of the show’s signature shots – main characters alternating between philosophically staring into space and skillfully taking down bad guys. Rather than offering desperate viewers any dialogue from the upcoming episodes, the teaser only features moody folk music, reminiscent of the first season’s eerie intro song.
Although it’s almost as mysterious as the trailer, HBO’s official statement about season 2 offers a bit more information about the next installment of the Emmy-winning drama:
“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,” the statement says.
“Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, L.A. County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly) struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law-enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars,” the statement continues.
Will Ray, Frank and Ani have the same complicated relationship as Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson‘s Rust Cohle and Martin Hart? Will this season’s “bizarre murder” be able to top the creepy antics of last season’s “Yellow King”? Will Kelly Reilly even hold a candle to Michelle Monaghan’s portrayal of a tough cop’s wife? Get to speculating, superfans, you’ve got two long months until the season premiere.