Our Six Local Suggestions For ‘True Detective’ Season 2’s California Setting
HBO’s hit suspense drama “True Detective” is getting a new look. The show, which formerly starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, will refocus its second season in California.
According to a radio interview with To the Best of Our Knowledge, show creator Nic Pizzolatto stated that, “Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California and we’re going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambiance of the place, much like we did with season one.”
That’s just as eerie as last season’s plot.
Since there’s rumors flying as to who the next season’s stars will be, we’ll have to focus a bit on the setting. Pizzolatto has indicated he wants to maintain the same dreary (probably pastoral) atmosphere as the first season, saying, “Landscape has always affected by on a sensory, personal level.”
Here are the Northern California locales where we think HBO should think about filming their next season.
1. Rio Vista
Rio Vista is very rural, with a large natural gas industry. Also, there’s this eerie sign:
While most of Marin is full of lush greenery (very uncreepy), Fort Baker is pretty sketchy. The former military resource might make a fitting setting for next season.
Lodi, the sleepy town near Stockton, has already gotten a little bit of TV attention thanks to ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ but we think its proximity to one of the most dangerous cities in America and its low key spook vibe make it a good bet for channeling “True Detective”‘s signature macabre.
Fairfield is home to a lot of iconic things—The Jelly Belly Factory and the Travis Air Force Base being just a couple—so if HBO is looking for a sort of rural, sort of urban city with a lot of character, this is it.
Livermore has history in housing crooked politicians, and if they’re sticking to last season’s vibe, Livermore might make an interesting backdrop.
The city’s motto is “Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health,” which is sort of scary all on its own, and it is home to some crazy historical places.
Where do you think ‘True Detective’ should film?