The three will join two previously announced stars, Irish
actor Colin Farrell and U.S. actor Vince Vaughn, in the
eight-part miniseries, which was a big hit for HBO earlier this
year and received five Primetime Emmy awards.
The second season is in production in California and revolves
around three police officers, a career criminal and a murder,
Farrell, 38, will play compromised detective Ray Velcoro, and
Vaughn, 44, will star as criminal mastermind Frank Semyon in the
series from writer Nic Pizzolatto.
HBO said McAdams, the 36-year-old "Midnight in Paris" actress,
would play an uncompromising and ethical sheriff, while "Lone
Survivor" actor Kitsch, 33, will play a California Highway
Patrol motorcycle officer.
Reilly, a 37-year-old English actress, will play Semyon's wife,
Jordan, a former D-list actress.
"Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin will direct the first two
episodes. A premiere date for the second season has not been
The first season of "True Detective" was set in Louisiana and
centered on a series of satanic murders, pairing seasoned film
stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
The show's January premiere helped establish buzz around
McConaughey before he won his first best actor Oscar for "Dallas
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and Lisa
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