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Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss may have something a little more sinister than Don Draper to deal with next year. The Emmy nominee is a frontrunner for one of television's most coveted roles: the female lead in the second season of HBO's True Detective, according to The Wrap.

Moss would play Ani Bezzerides, a sheriff from Monterey, California who has a history of alcohol and gambling addictions after suffering a difficult childhood. The role shouldn't be much of a stretch for Moss, who won a Golden Globe earlier this year for playing a small-town cop in Top of the Lake.

Battlestar Galactica and The Killing vet Michelle Forbes, who most recently appeared on Orphan Black, is also reportedly in talks for a role in True Detective's yet-to-be-formally-announced second season. She would play the wife or ex-wife of one of the male leads.

The news that Moss is being eyed for Season 2 follows Monday's reports that Vince Vaughn is in contention for a lead role. Previously rumored candidates Taylor Kitsch and Colin Farrell are allegedly still in discussions as well.

Who do you want to see in the cast of True Detective Season 2?

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