HBO Shoots Down Reports of Jessica Chastain Joining True Detective Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.21.2014
So much for that...
Well, this is disappointing. Last night it was reported that Jessica Chastain had been offered a leading role in the second season of True Detective. The report claimed that Chastain would be part of the show's new storyline in season two, which is rumored to be a female-heavy cast. However, HBO has shot down the rumors as has Chastain's agent, who gave a vaguely-worded denial.
Chastain's agent Nicole Perna gave the Wrap an oddly-worded sentence, saying, "I can tell you she's not doing this project officially." Semantically that's all sorts of off, especially for a publicist, and it isn't clear whether she means that Chastain is officially not doing it (in other words: confirmed to not be involved) or that she's not officially doing it, which could suggest that it's simply not announced yet. Point to you, Ms. Perna.
The second season will be a new storyline from the first and will air this fall/winter on HBO.