So HBO has just confirmed that Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will star in the new, California-set second edition of True Detective.

Which got us thinking what that might look and sound like.

Based on the mesmerizing first season and our knowledge of these actors, here’s our best guess.

INT. CAR – DAY

Our heroes cruise a wide-open highway. Farrell’s behind the wheel.

FARRELL
(in Irish accent-soaked American accent)
This crime scene we’re about to go see, I hear it’s bad. I mean, baaaaad.

VAUGHN
Let’s go to Vegas.

FARRELL
FBI is trying to sell this as a one-off. But I don’t buy it. From what I’m hearing, this is the work of a serial killer.

VAUGHN
Come on, baby, you missed the exit to Vegas. Let’s go, baby doll. It’s three hours away. We can be there by 2pm.

FARRELL
Man is capable of so much horror. Sometimes I just don’t even know what we’re all doing here.

VAUGHN
We drop our bags in the room, hit the blackjack tables, maybe meet a couple of cocktail waitresses.

FARRELL
No way. We’ve got work to do.

VAUGHN
The work can wait! Look, I’ve planted the seed in your head for Vegas, so now it’s all you’re going to be thinking about anyway. We might as well just go there, blow off some steam, make a few bad decisions, come back two days from now when the smoke has cleared, and then we’ll dive in to all this murder stuff. The woman is dead anyway. It’s not like we can bring her back to life. What do you say, Paddy?

FARRELL
(shaking his head)
There’s just so much misery in this world. So much death and destruction. I think we’re doomed as a civilization.

VAUGHN
Oh, not this stuff again, baby. Now I know you need a vacation. Come on, let’s gas up and hit the Strip.

Beat. Farrell turns on the radio.

VAUGHN (CONT’D)
Well, if we’re not going to Vegas, can we at least hit a strip club? Come on, baby, I’ll buy. I really need to get a steak in me. I’m starving. I can’t work on an empty stomach. Also, I forgot my gun. We gotta go back to my apartment. Which is right by a strip club.

FARRELL
I’m not going to a strip club with you!

VAUGHN
Ok, baby, all right. We’ll do it your way. We’ll check out this murder. No problem. You’re the boss.

Beat.

VAUGHN (CONT’D)
But then after we check it out, you think we can go to Vegas? Just for a night. We’ll be back by tomorrow morning.

FARRELL
You know I’m an alcoholic.

VAUGHN 
One night. I’ll call Favs.

FARRELL
You’re an asshole.