Twitter hates the second season cast of "True Detective"

HBO announced that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will be the leads in Season 2

By Sarah Gray

Published September 23, 2014 7:22PM (EDT)

Colin Farrell       (Reuters/Patrick Fallon)
Colin Farrell (Reuters/Patrick Fallon)

Twitter erupted this afternoon after HBO announced that Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell would star in Season 2 of the series "True Detective."

Season 2 will be eight episodes long, according to HBO. In this season Vince Vaughn will play “a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner,” named Frank Semyon. And Colin Farrell will star as detective Ray Velcoro, “whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.”

The first season of the series, which starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, spurred a lot of different reactions -- but not nearly as strong a reaction as today's announcement.

Here's what Twitter had to say:

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Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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