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You can retire your #TrueDetectiveSeason2 jokes now. HBO announced on Tuesday that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the second season of 'True Detective,' Nic Pizzolatto's gritty crime noir.

E! Online reports that Justin Lin, who recently spearheaded the pilot of 'Scorpion,' will direct the first two episodes of the eight-episode second season. Production will begin later this fall in California.

The official logline from HBO: "Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder."

Mashable has more:

Colin Farrell will play Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.

Vince Vaughn will play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.

More casting announcements are expected, as rumors of a female lead have been circulating for weeks. Why aren't there more details right now? As Rust Cohle of 'True Detective' Season 1 would say: