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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‘True Detective': Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin Eye Roles
Abigail is Focusing Solely On Her Career
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.
Abigail Spencer Says ‘Most of the Great Female Roles Are Happening on Television’
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.”
New E! Online interview with Abigail
John Travolta has never met an opportunity to sing and dance that he didn’t like.
And that’s exactly what he was doing behind the scenes while filming his upcoming crime thriller, The Forger.
“I was a song and dance girl and he’s a song and dance guy,” Travolta’s co-star Abigail Spencer told me at the Hollywood premiere of her new dramedy This Is Where I Leave You (in theaters now). “I play an undercover agent and we’d be in the park and he’d be in his criminal getup and all of a sudden we’d be doing a time step in the middle of a park in Boston. It was amazing.”
Even more amazing, singing Grease tunes with Travolta.
“It was kind of surreal,” Spencer said. “We’d bust out, ‘You’re The One that I Want’ or something. It was very organic though. I didn’t want to push it.”
She added with a laugh, “It was very organic to bust out in song with John Travolta.”
NYC Fashion Week – Abigail’s Fashion Diary
Abigail has done a fashion week diary – read it HERE
‘Rectify’ renewed for third season
Rectify is coming back for a third season.
Sundance has renewed the quiet and contemplative small town drama series another round. The critically acclaimed series follows a man (Aden Young) released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row. It’s not yet clear how many epiosdes have been ordered — the first season was six episodes; the second season was 10 — though we’re hearing the order may come in on the short side.
Rectify is Sundance’s first wholly owned original series. The show is modestly rated, averaging 287,000 viewers.
Rectify Screencaps Updated
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Rectify > 204 “Donald the Normal”
Abigail Spencer Fan Gallery > Rectify > 205 “Act as If”
Watch the first 12 minutes of Season 2 of Rectify
Buzzfeed has the first 12 minutes of Rectify up – watch it HERE
Abigail talks Rectify at ATX Festival 2014
Abigail Spencer: Umm, no. [laughs] I mean he wouldn’t be out if it weren’t for Amantha, but I think it is interesting, and that will shift in season two that the flashbacks in the prison really are mirroring something that Daniel is trying to work through in his own life. So Kerwin really is such a pivotal force to project him into trying to live, you know. And because he wouldn’t be out if it weren’t for Amantha. I don’t know that Daniel would have chosen that on his own.