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True Detective: Night Country Preview: Not a Good Sign for Danvers

That's not a promising clue for Det. Danvers in this clips from Issa López's Jodie Foster & Kali Reis-starring True Detective: Night Country.

We are now down to only days until one of the 2024 shows that we've been anticipating the most finally hits our screens. Yup, we're talking about Showrunner (and so much more) Issa López's (Tigers Are Not Afraid / Vuelven) Jodie Foster & Kali Reis-starring True Detective: Night Country. With that in mind, the cast & creative team have been hitting the press circuit to get the word out about a season that's already scoring big with the critics.

For this go-around, Foster checked in with ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to cover a wide range of topics – from what it was like singing at the Academy Awards as a child and being nominated at such a young age to what it was like working with fellow legends like Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro. When it comes to the HBO series, Foster teases what viewers can expect, what it was like filming in Iceland, and more – including a sneak preview of what's to come (beginning at the 5:40 mark in the video above).

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Image: Jimmy Kimmel Live Screencap

Joining Foster and Reis are Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, and John Hawkes. In addition, Anna Lambe, Aka Niviâna, June Thiele, Diane Benson, and Joel D. Montgrand are set to guest star. Now, here's a look at what's to come beginning Sunday, January 14 (9 p.m. ET/PT) with the official trailer for HBO's True Detective: Night Country:

A Preview of HBO's True Detective: Night Country

In the upcoming season of HBO's crime anthology series, Detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) & Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) look to solve the case of eight men operating the Tsalal Arctic Research Station who vanished without a trace when the long winter night fell in Ennis, Alaska. In doing so, the pair will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunting truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. Now, here's a look at the first official extended teaser for HBO's True Detective: Night Country, set to hit screens later this year:

López is set to write, direct & serve as showrunner, with Alan Page Arriaga (Shining Girls) joining the writing team. Executive producers include López, Page Arriaga, Foster, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski & Mark Ceryak for Pastel, Mari Jo Winkler, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga & Nic Pizzolatto, along with Anonymous Content. "We are tremendously excited to return to the 'True Detective' franchise and to be working with the multi-talented Issa López, whose singular vision for her 'Night Country' installment will be beautifully realized with Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in the starring roles," said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, when news of the series order was first announced.

During a recent interview with EW, López offered a heads-up to fans of the anthology series that some very deliberate easter eggs will be in play referencing previous seasons. Following that, López explained her approach to the season and how it differed from past seasons.

"True Detective" Easter Eggs (And a "Big, Big Thing" in the Sixth Episode): "There are Easter eggs throughout that you will find, and there's a big, big thing in episode 6 that you will discover in time. It is its own story, but it's still connected. The spiral is there, the way that there are those dark and ancient gods (perhaps yes, perhaps not) working behind the scenes. It is the same universe."

"Night Country" Won't Be Going Timey-Wimey with Time Jumps: "HBO, you guys are incredible in the way that you trust a crazy Mexican. They were like, 'You can do it. Whatever you want.' Which is terrifying; it's the worst thing," López explained, sharing how HBO gave her the creative freedom to travel down her own narrative path. "I'm not going to follow the format, and I'm not going to follow the way it's shot. I do follow the idea and the aesthetic of this world behind them, and I constantly go back to show you the universe, the world where it's set, which is so unique. This corner of the north, forgotten by the world, Alaska. That I kept. And then the other thing that I thought was brilliant was two characters in a car trying to decipher the workings of the universe and their souls."

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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