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Actor Colin Farrell poses for a picture as he promotes the movie "Seven Psychopaths" during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012Chris Young/The Canadian Press

HBO says that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of True Detective.

The eight-episode drama series will begin production in California this fall, the U.S. premium cable channel said Tuesday.

Farrell will play a compromised detective, Ray, who is divided between his loyalty to his bosses in a corrupt police department and a mobster with a hold over him.

Vaughn will play Frank, a criminal whose move into legitimate business is disrupted by a business partner's murder.

HBO had a critically acclaimed hit last winter with the first season of True Detective, which starred the Emmy-nominated Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.