Colin Farrell could be set to make his first return to the small screen since Ballykissangel with reports that he may star in season two of acclaimed drama True Detective.

Movie site reports that Farrell and Taylor Kitsch, star of Friday Night Lights and John Carter, are in the running to replace Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the HBO crime series.

Showrunner Nic Pizzolatto recently said that he has scrapped the first drafts of the second season, as he claimed he was writing to expectations and criticisms and not his own ideas.

Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Christian Bale have previously been mentioned in connection with the second season.