Such a brief flash of hope, and then it was gone: A report claiming Jessica Chastain had been offered the lead role in "True Detective" Season 2 has already been shot down.
E! News heard from both Chastain's representatives and HBO, and both denied Nerdist's report that Chastain had been offered a lead role in the series. Hopefully the fact Chastain's name was put out there is indicative of the quality of actress being looked at for the miniseries' second season.
Limited details have been released about the plot of Season 2, but creator Nic Pizzolatto did say it will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system." There's no guarantee that the second season will follow the same two-leads format of Season 1.
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