"True Detective" will not return to the small screen until summer 2015. ©HBO

“True Detective” will not return to the small screen until summer 2015.

(Relaxnews) – While the show’s first run was aired from January 2014, the second season is not due until July 2015 and production has not yet begun, revealed HBO programming director Michael Lombardo.

According to the HBO executive, speaking at the recent Edinburgh TV Festival, the second season of “True Detective” is due to begin lensing in September.

Lombardo confirmed that the new episodes will be set in California and follow three cops, one of whom is female. Details on the cast of “True Detective,” which is still produced by Nic Pizzolatto, should be revealed in the very near future, according to the programming director.

The wait has been long for the announcement of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s successors, and certain rumors have emerged as more persistent than others. In early August, Vince Vaughn was cited as a key contender for a lead role. According to The Wrap, the actor could play Franck Semyon, a businessman working with the mayor on a major transportation deal that may be connected to the murder of a city official.

Other recent rumors suggest that Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Elisabeth Moss could play the three police officers assigned to the case. The “Mad Men” star earned her crime drama stripes in 2013, playing a detective in the critically acclaimed IFC series “Top of the Lake.”

Premiered last January, “True Detective” quickly secured its place among the most successful series of the year. Named best miniseries at the Television Critics Association Awards, the show is also nominated in the best drama category at the Emmy Awards, which are set to take place on August 25. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are also both in competition for the title of best actor at the ceremony.