Pizzolatto revealed major plot details Sunday during an interview with public radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge. Season one of the HBO series was set in Vermilion Parish, La., and starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as Detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.
"Right now we're working with three leads," the writer and producer reports. "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 ambience of the place, much like we did in season one."
"The characters are all new, but I'm deeply in love with each of them," he continues. "We've got the entire series broken out with a couple scripts and we'll probably start casting in earnest in the coming months."
Pizzolatto previously said in an interview with HitFix that season two would focus on "hard women, bad men and the secret occult history of the United States transportation system."
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