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Rick Springfield confirms role on 'True Detective'

The HBO anthology crime drama will return for a second season in 2015.

By Annie Martin
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Rick Springfield is confirmed for season two of True Detective.

The 65-year-old Australian musician announced the news Wednesday on Twitter. Springfield's role on the HBO series is being kept under wraps, but it seems the star will appear on multiple episodes.

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"Just finished my 1st day of shooting for season 2 of HBO's True Detective," he tweeted. "What a great script. Working w/ Colin Farrell & Rachel McAdams!"

Farrell, McAdams and Taylor Kitsch will portray a trio of detectives thrown into a web of conspiracy after a murder. Farrell stars as Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective beholden to a mobster, McAdams as Ani Bezzerides, an ethical but troubled sheriff's detective, and Kitsch as Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle officer.

True Detective was created by Nic Pizzolatto, and premiered a first season in January. Vince Vaughn will also star on season two as Frank Seymon, a career criminal whose business partner is murdered, with Kelly Reilly as Jordan Woodrugh, Frank's wife and a former D-list actress.

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Springfield began his career in the pop group Zoot, and moved to the U.S. to pursue a solo career in the 1970s. He is known for his 1981 hit single "Jessie's Girl," and last released Songs for the End of the World in 2012. He previously starred as Dr. Noah Drake on ABC soap opera General Hospital.

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