See you later, Louisiana.
HBO’s critically acclaimed drama “True Detective’’ will be heading westward to California for its upcoming second season, according to writer-producer Nic Pizzolatto.
“Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California — not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California,’’ Pizzolatto said on the radio program, To the Best of Our Knowledge, on May 25. “We’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.’’
Considering how important Louisiana was to season one of “True Detective,’’ the California-based locale will likely play a huge role on the show when it makes its return.
Next season’s setting is also the first solid news to be released about the series’ sophomore effort, as rumors have been swirling about who will take the places of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as the show’s new, leading characters.
Last week, Jessica Chastain’s name was being thrown around, but the “Zero Dark Thiry’’ star’s reps quickly shot those rumors down.
Casting news might not be that far off, though.
“We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts,’’ Pizzolatto also told the radio program. “We’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.’’