True Detective season 2 will premiere in June this year and show runner Nic Pizzolatto has teased an intense season with "bad men and dark women".
"There's definitely bad men and hard women, but no secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system," Pizzolatto said during a Q&A with HBO.
"That was a comment from very early in the process, and something I ended up discarding in favor of closer character work and a more grounded crime story. The complexity of the historical conspiracy first conceived detracted from the characters and their reality, I felt, and those characters are ultimately what have to shape the world and story. So I moved away from that," he stated.
He also dismissed speculations about revisiting season 1, during the forthcoming series saying, "There's no relationship between the stories or characters, which was the result of fully committing to something new, but I do think that the seasons have a deep, close bond in sensibility and vision, a similar soul, though this is a more complex world and field of characters."
However, the second season of the crime drama features some graphic sex scenes including a racy orgy sequence involving dozens of naked people.
Farrell and McAdams, will also be present during the filming of the x-rated scene, suggesting that the detectives will be there to investigate a certain case.
According to a plot leak, the next season of the popular cult series will follow the death of Ben Caspar who has a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.
But after Pizzolatto's denial that there will be no secret occult in season 2, this plot theory is quashed and now fans need to wait for the series to premiere to find how things would unfold in season 2.
The promo of the upcoming HBO thriller offers a primary look at the cast, including Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.
The official synopsis of the series reads as follows:
"A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life's work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff's detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars."
All the episodes of the second series are written by Pizzolatto. The series will premiere on 21 June on HBO.