True Detective Season 2 poster
Original run June 21, 2015 – August 9, 2015
No. of Episodes 8
Home video release
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Previous Season 1

Season 2 of True Detective premiered on June 21, 2015.


The anthology series moves forward into its second season as a classic Californian noir crime thriller/mystery - a mystical, spiritual occult crime cop drama conspiring around the development of a high speed railway system. 

A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of Vinci, LA County. Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon, a criminal and entrepreneur in danger of losing his life’s work, while his wife and closest ally (Kelly Reilly), struggles with his choices and her own. Rachel McAdams is Ani Bezzerides, a Ventura County Sheriff’s detective often at odds with the system she serves, while Taylor Kitsch plays Paul Woodrugh, a war veteran and motorcycle cop for the California Highway Patrol who discovers a crime scene which triggers an investigation involving three law enforcement groups, multiple criminal collusions, and billions of dollars.

'True Detective' is written and created by Nic Pizzolatto. The first two of this season's eight episodes will be directed by Justin Lin.


See also: Character appearances for Season 2
For a complete list of the cast, see Cast or Cast, season 2.


Recurring castEdit


Picture Title Number Season Number Original Airdate U.S. viewers
Season 2 Episode 1 "The Western Book of the Dead" 9 2 June 21, 2015 3.17
The disappearance of a city manager disrupts a lucrative land scheme and ignites an investigation involving three police officers and a career criminal who is moving into legitimate business.
Season 2 Episode 2 "Night Finds You" 10 2 June 28, 2015 3.05
Season 2 Episode 3 "Maybe Tomorrow" 11 2 July 5, 2015 2.62
Season 2 Episode 4 "Down Will Come" 12 2 July 12, 2015 2.36
Season 2 Episode 5 "Other Lives" 13 2 July 19, 2015 2.42
Season 2 Ep 6 "Church in Ruins" 14 2 July 26, 2015 2.34
Season 2 Ep 7 "Black Maps and Motel Rooms" 15 2 August 2, 2015 2.18
Season 2 Ep 8 "Omega Station" 16 2 August 9, 2015 2.73

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Promotional VideosEdit

'True Detective Season 2 (2015)

201. "The Western Book of the Dead"
202. "Night Finds You"
203. "Maybe Tomorrow"
204. "Down Will Come"

205. "Other Lives
206. "Church in Ruins
207. "Black Maps and Motel Rooms
208. "Omega Station

See also: S1S2