Rust Cohle, or at Least His Psychosphere, Will Haunt 'True Detective' Season 2

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True Detective's creator Nic Pizzolatto is still talking like Rust Cohle, even when dropping hints about season two. 

With the Internet still grasping for details about the next season of HBO's moody anthology show, Pizzolatto gave some hints as to what is to come. Pizzolatto told To The Best Of Our Knowledge over the weekend (via The Playlist): "Right now, we’re working with three leads. It takes place in California. Not Los Angeles, but some of the much 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. The characters are all new, but I'm deeply in love with each of them. " 

Let us not forget that in the first season, 1995 Cohle declares: "I have a bad taste in my mouth out here. Aluminum and ash. Like you can smell the psychosphere." Hence, Rust's babble about "the realm of all consciousness"—as defined by Slate—will linger over the show even when Rust himself is gone. 

Meanwhile, Pizzolatto also makes all of your #TrueDetectiveSeason2 memes invalid, by pointing out that the season will feature three leads. (Twitter's desire to meme, for what it's worth, has started anew.) Casting, he later says, will start "in earnest within the coming month." So cool your Chastainiac jets everyone. For now, just try and figure out who the psychosphere ambience of a California location ties into the "the secret occult history of the United States transportation system." Or if it does at all. 

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