We have recently been getting more details about the second season of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVES like the casting rumors (Jessica Chastain is in! No she’s not! Brad Pitt has been signed! No he hasn’t! Christian Bale turns down lead role!) and word from the show’s creator of the cast make-up:
Unofficial breakdowns floated around have listed the three leads as a fortysomething male detective/cop with Joaquin Phoenix, Christian Bale and Josh Brolin as prototypes, a twentysomething male cop and a thirtysomething female detective, with Jessica Chastain as a potential prototype.
So with that main cast breakdown in mind I decided to do a little wishful casting and put together my dream team of actors for TRUE DETECTIVE Season 2.
40Something Male Detective: Idris Elba
If you have seen even one episode of Elba’s BBC drama LUTHER then you know exactly why I have chosen him for this role. If you haven’t seen any of LUTHER yet then you really need to immediately rectify that situation. Elba’s John Luther is a morally grey, tortured soul who commits almost as many crimes as he prevents. And Elba’s performance in the role is one of the best in the crime drama format I ave ever scene. So if ever there was anyone who was perfectly suited to fill the intensely edgy acting void left by Matthew McConoughey it would be Idris Elba.