Today, though, Variety finally offers up a modicum of verifiable information, straight from the mouth of creator Nic Pizzolatto:
In a recent interview with public radio program “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” Pizzolatto revealed that in the new season’s current form, “we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California--not Los Angeles, but some of the much lesser known venues of California--and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did in season one.”You can read that whole Variety article here.
He added, “The characters are all new, but I’m deeply in love with each of them. We’ve got the entire series broken out with a couple of scripts, and we’ll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months.”
The show’s anthology format means that season two will be entirely self-contained and distinct from its freshman year, with no plans for season one stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to return--something that differentiates the series from FX’s “American Horror Story,” which recycles actors from past seasons in new roles.
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