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'True Detective' Season 2 Scripts 'More Exciting' Than Season 1

Speculation continues to run rampant regarding the cast and plot of "True Detective" season two, but HBO Chairman/CEO Richard Plepler and president Michael Lombardo were reticent to reveal much about the anticipated follow-up at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour Thursday.

The execs refused to confirm rumors that the new season will feature one female and two male leads, but said that the two scripts they've read for season two so far are "more exciting" than season one's installments.

While they teased that announcements were imminent for the cast of the anthology series' sophomore season, Lombardo admitted, "I think the people we will cast will be well known names, but that wasn't our ambition [in season one]... I think great writing attracts great actors."

Season one of "True Detective" earned multiple Emmy nominations this morning, including lead actor nods for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and an Outstanding Drama nomination.

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