Elisabeth Moss.

According to The Wrap, the Mad Men veteran is said to be “circling” the female lead role in Season 2 of True Detective, with The Killing star Michelle Forbes also in contention for a role on the show. As always, HBO isn’t commenting, because why would they start now?

Moss’ character is said to be “a tough, no-nonsense Monterey sheriff whose troubled upbringing has driven her to gambling and alcohol.” Kind of hits all the checkboxes you would want for an entertainingly tortured protagonist, right?

The Wrap also provided a leaked plot synopsis for the new season, and it’s predictably dark:

The second season of “True Detective” will follow the death of Ben Caspar, the corrupt city manager of a fictional California city who's found brutally murdered amid a potentially groundbreaking transportation deal that would forever change freeway gridlock in the state. Three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out who did it. They soon discover their investigation has much broader and darker implications than they initially thought.

Caspar's 52-year-old corpse is found on a lonely stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Big Sur — satanic symbols etched on his chest. It turns out he had a penchant for rough sex and may have been involved in the occult.

Rough sex? The occult? Sounds right up True Detective’s alley!

Seriously, though, is it too much to ask for to get some news from HBO soon? The suspense is killing us.

 

[via The Wrap]