HBO releases dark 'True Detective' Season 2 trailer The second season of "True Detective," starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch, premieres June 21 on HBO. By Ryan Parker contact the reporter "Sometimes your worst self is your best self," says Vince Vaughn’s villainous character in the opening of the new trailer for Season 2 of “True Detective.” lRelated Sports Now Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley audition for 'True Detective' See all relatedThe one-minute preview released by HBO on Thursday shows Vaughn’s serious, intense side as crime boss Frank Semyon. The second season will revolve around Vaughn and three police officers -- Ray Velcoro played by Colin Farrell, Ani Bezzerides played by Rachel McAdams and Paul Woodrugh played by Taylor Kitsch. Colin Farrell talks Intenso, his 'True Detective' 'stache, more “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,” reads a description on HBO's website. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starred in the first season of the twisted crime drama. The second installment of the popular series begins June 21.