HBO is putting finishing touches on the cast for the second season of True Detective irbyspencerramblinahead of the Friday table read. I have learned that Kelly Reilly (Black Box) is finalizing a deal for a regular role, while Michael Irby (Almost Human), Abigail Spencer (Suits) and Leven Rambin (Hunger Games) are either set or close to deals for recurring roles.
Reilly and Spencer had been on the short list of actresses invited to meet with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for the female lead, which was ultimately offered to Rachel McAdams, but sources cautioned at the time that Pizzolatto was eyeing some of the actresses on the list for other parts.
Season 2 of True Detective revolves around three police officers, played by Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and McAdams, and a career criminal (Vince Vaughn) who must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Reilly would play the self-possessed Morgan. Irby is poised to play McAdams’ partner, now named Elvis. Rambin would likely play Sophia, a beauty with a history of drug problems, while Spencer is in line to portray Alicia, the survivor of a sexual attack.
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The actress sat with executive editor Joseph Kapsch, at the media leadership conference at Montage in Beverly Hills and spoke about her career in films and television. She said that she read numerous scripts over the years, although, most of them were bad. She was lucky to have been offered the role of Amantha Holden in Rectify; a very powerful character to be seen on television in recent times.
Amantha is a sister. She fights for her brother, Daniel’s innocence after he is wrongly imprisoned. The show starts off from where it is found that there is DNA evidence to show that Daniel wasn’t the only one at the crime scene.
Actress joins TheWrap’s Executive Editor Joseph Kapsch to discuss her Sundance TV series and intro AMC boss Josh Sapan at TheWrap’s media leadership conference
“Rectify” star Abigail Spencer dished about her role on the hit Sundance TV series, female roles in Hollywood and revealed the funny story of how she first met AMC Networks’ President & CEO Josh Sapan.
“Most of the great female roles are happening on television right now. I got the great fortune to be on ‘Mad Men’ a few years ago. I got to play Suzanne Farrell, the teacher of the show,” Spencer said. “It really showed me it’s possible to have great female characters in the cinema of television right now.”