True Detective Season 2: Brad Pitt Not Going to be in it After Rumors, Report Claims

March 26, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Brad Pitt isn’t likely going to be cast in “True Detective” season two, according to reports.

There’s been rumors that Pitt would be in the second season, but that appears to have been started by a blog during the season one finale.

An insider with HBO told GossipCop that Pitt isn’t being eyed for a role. The insider said the rumor is “pure speculation by an outsider.”

Matthew McConaughey, who played Rust Cohle in the first season, won’t be back in the second season.

McConaughey has said he never wanted to stay beyond a season.

“It was a 450-page film, is what it was,” McConaughey said in January, according to The Wrap. “It was also finite. It didn’t mean we had to come back this year, next year if we were under contract. It was finite. So in that way it was exactly a 450-page film script.”

Nic Pizzolatto, the show’s creator, has said the second season will be about “hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system.”

He didn’t elaborate further on the matter.

Pizzolatto said  the show will also be moving away from Louisiana and could take place in Southern California. “Oh, all kinds of conspiracies suggest themselves. Especially if, like me, you’ve been reading about the last 40 years of Southern California government,” he said.

“I’m writing Season 2 right now, but I don’t want to divulge any potentialities, because so much could change. I just never want to create from a place of critical placation — that’s a dead zone. So I don’t want, for instance, a gender-bias-critique to influence what I do,” he told BuzzFeed

Pizzolatto also told the Wrap that future seasons could be different

“And, you know, there could be a season that’s much more of a widespread conspiracy thriller, a season that’s a small town murder mystery, a season where nobody is murdered and it’s a master criminal versus a rogue detective or something. Even the title, ‘True Detective,’ is meant to be, of course, purposefully somewhat generic before you even get to the there are deeper indications,” he said.