My knee jerk reaction was “Are you kidding me??” Then after some careful consideration, I don’t hate the idea.
We need to realize that no matter how good the lead/leads might be in season two, they will not be McConaughey from season one of True Detective. He was mainlining the truth of the universe in that one. We all need to take a step back and realize that it’s nearly impossible for anyone to replicate what McConaughey did in season one. That performance is up there in the stratosphere along with Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad.
So since we aren’t getting Rustin Cohle in season two what might we be getting? Well there’s been a bunch of names thrown in the running including Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch.
Vaughn is known for his comedy but he’s got some dramatic upside. He’s dabbled in some serious fare in the past with Clay Pigeons, Psycho, The Cell, Return to Paradise and Domestic Disturbance. Frankly, I have a feeling that we haven’t truly seen his dramatic ceiling yet.
At the very least, it’s an interesting rumor to consider.