We've been cultivating a few theories about True Detective's second season, but new information from creator Nic Pizzolatto has given us even more to think about. If you caught the first season of the psychological thriller, you probably already know that the show is an anthology and, sadly, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson won't appear again. The big question is: who will take over as the lead detectives? We're also wondering where — and when — the season will take place. In case you don't have time to research all Pizzolatto's comments yourself, here's everything he's divulged about the upcoming season!

  • The US transportation system plays a big part. "I am still fleshing it out," Pizzolatto told Entertainment Weekly. "The basic idea: hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the US transportation system. I was well on my way in the writing, but there's been a lot noise and work around the end of the first season that got in the way."
  • It's not necessarily about a murder. "Oh, all kinds of conspiracies suggest themselves," he said in an interview with BuzzFeed. "Especially if, like me, you've been reading about the last 40 years of Southern California government."
  • The new season will be in California. "It takes place in California," he confirmed on the To the Best of Our Knowledge podcast. "Not Los Angeles, but some of the lesser known venues of California, and we're going to try to capture a certain psychosphere ambience of the place, much like we did with season one."
  • There will be four leads. Originally, Pizzolatto had suggested there would be three leads, but in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, he confirmed that "there are four central roles." As to whether any of them are women, he said we'll have to "wait and see."
  • No one has been cast yet, but they're close. "We have the entire season broken out, and I have a couple of scripts, and we'll probably start casting within the coming month."