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Former ‘AMC’ Actresses Join Star-Filled Season of HBO’s ‘True Detective’

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Hot on the heels of the news that big names like , and will be starring in season 2 of HBO’s hit series, “True Detective,” comes word that two former soap beauties will also be a part of the cast: Former “” stars (ex-Becca Tyree) and (ex-Lily Montgomery!)

The Wrap reports that both actresses will be part of a heavily recurring supporting cast in the upcoming season, which will take place in California and will center on three police officers – , McAdams and Farrell – who are investigating a murder and a huge conspiracy that spirals out of it.

Says the publication: “Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him, while Kitsch is playing Paul Woodrough, a handsome, 28-year-old military veteran who has seen his own share of violence and destruction. Vaughn will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner. The final lead role, police detective Ani Bezzerides, is likely to go to Rachel McAdams, though her deal has not yet closed.”

The eight-episode season is set to begin production this fall for a 2015 premiere.