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Colin Farrell To Make His First Regular Television Acting Stint Since The '90s In HBO's 'True Detective' Season 2: Report

Hunky Irish film actor Colin Farrell may finally be returning to the small screen after multiple news outlets reported that his regular acting role for "True Detective" Season 2 has already been confirmed.

Although HBO has not yet commented on the issue, several newspapers including The Sunday World and The New York Times already spread the news that Farrell is joining the second run of the hit show.

"I'm doing the second series. I'm so excited," the 38-year-old actor was quoted saying by The Sunday World.

On the other hand, The New York Times claimed that Farrell knows "very little" of his character and storyline for season 2, other than having eight episodes and that filming will be done in Los Angeles.

"I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot," he said. "I know very little about it, but we're shooting in the environs of Los Angeles, which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids. These are early days and all the powers that be are working out locations and schedules and trying to lock down the cast."

If Farrell is indeed joining "True Detective" this is going to be his first regular television role since starring on the BBC series "Ballykissangel" from 1998 to 1999.

The "Winter's Tale" star has only concentrated on showcasing his acting prowess on the big screen since then. He only appeared as a guest star on "scrubs" in 2005. Other than that, he has completely strayed from the small screen within the past 15 years.

Apart from Farrell, other names who are speculated to appear in the second season of the hit show include: "Friday Night Lights" alum Taylor Kitsch, "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jessica Chastain and "Mad Men" actress Elizabeth Moss, according to The Daily Beast.

However, all three actors have denied the rumors, with Chastain even quoted saying, "I'm not going to be in it."

Show creator Nic Pizzolato previously revealed that the upcoming season of the crime drama series will be about "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system" and that it's going to be set in a fictional California town, noted Rolling Stone.

The first season of the show featured Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, respectively.

In July, HBO President Michael Lombardo teased that the second season is going to be "more exciting" since it would feature "well-known actors" and a "strong" female character, reported E! News.

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