Story will revolve around three cops and career criminal who navigate a web of conspiracy after a murder.
Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him. Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a man in danger of losing his criminal empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
“Fast and Furious” helmer Justin Lin is on board to direct the first two episodes of the eight-episode season. Lensing is set to begin later this fall in California for a January premiere.
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto is again penning all eight episodes for the new season.
There’s still no word about additional cast members, which are expected to include a femme in the role of a police officer.
The success of the first series, which was buoyed by the star power of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, has set the bar high for season two.