‘True Detective’ Season 2 Cast Rumors: Jessica Chastain As a Possible Female Lead

By Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach
Kristina Skorbach is a Canadian correspondent based in New York City covering entertainment news.
May 21, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

After the Nerdist posted an exclusive that Jessica Chastain would be joining the cast of the HBO drama “True Detective” Season 2, E Online confirmed that the Oscar-winning actress is in fact not going to star in the show.

“E! News can confirm the Oscar-nominated actress is not heading to the HBO series,” the website wrote

With two of the main detectives Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) confirming that they are will not be part of the next season, HBO will need to start looking for two new leads. 

There are already very strong suggestions about a possible female lead. There are also rumors that the female lead will be joined by Brad Pitt as her crime-solving partner Rust Cohle. 

Creator of the series, Nic Pizzolatto, has also hinted at the possibility of a female lead character in Season 2. “This is really early, but I’ll tell you (it’s about) hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system,” Pizzolatto told HitFix

Possible female leads identified to date include: Katheryn Winnick, Kristen Wiig, and Emma Stone. 

 

Kristina Skorbach is a Canadian correspondent based in New York City covering entertainment news.