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After months of rumors, Taylor Kitsch has confirmed to Adweek that he'll be appearing in the highly anticipated second season of True Detective.

Although HBO has yet to confirm his casting, Kitsch told the magazine that he can't wait to get to work, because it's been nearly a year since he last stepped in front of the camera.

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"I'm really excited," said Kitsch, who previously starred on the network's acclaimed movie The Normal Heart. "I've just been prepping ... it was tough to sit a year out, keeping a finger crossed that I was going to get True ... it was just showing a lot of patience on my end and turning a lot of stuff down because I wanted to be a part of it."

"I loved that first season," he continued. "It's just unlike anything I've seen in, you know, I don't know when. And it was so grounded. It could really happen. This is very similar, and I love that. It makes it more relatable. It makes these guys more real."

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The actor certainly knows a thing or two about portraying realistic characters having starred as troubled football star Tim Riggins on NBC's drama Friday Night Lights.

He joins previously announced stars Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in Season 2 of True Detective. Set in California, Farrell plays conflicted detective Ray Velcoro whose allegiances are torn between the corrupt police and the mobster who owns him. Vaughn, meanwhile, plays career criminal Frank Semyon whose move into legitimate enterprises is threatened when his partner is killed.

Season 2 is expected to debut next summer.

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