McAdams’ True Detective role

Rachel McAdams is in talks to return to the small screen after reportedly being offered the lead in True Detective.

Rachel McAdams is said to have landed the lead in the next season of True Detective.

The 35-year-old actress is in talks to appear in the second series of the hit HBO show when it returns next year, according to reports.

Rachel had long been a favourite to take on the female lead in the programme but had a potential scheduling issue, Deadline reports.

The outlet claims a total of seven actresses read for the show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto.

Rachel is said to have landed the role of Monterey Sheriff Ani Bezzerides, who struggles to balance her drinking and gambling problems with her professional attitude at work.

The plot of the second season revolves around three police officers who attempt to find a murder suspect by unravelling a complex web of conspiracy.

Nic is said to have been the most impressed with Brit Marling, inviting her to a second meeting before turning his focus once again to Rachel.

It was then reported that Rachel had been made a formal offer for the role, but her representatives have so far denied these claims.

If the move goes ahead, it will mark Rachel’s return to the small screen. She previously appeared in comedy series Slings and Arrows from 2003 to 2006.

News of Rachel’s reported involvement in the programme comes after Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn were confirmed to be joining the upcoming season.

The first season aired to critical acclaim and starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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