True Detective Season 4: HBO Welcomes Jodie Foster to "Night Country"

So remember those reports last week that HBO was eyeing a fourth season of series creator Nic Pizzolatto's True Detective with Issa López (Tigers Are Not Afraid / Vuelven) & Barry Jenkins (The Underground Railroad) spearheading the show's return under the name True Detective: Night Country? Well, not only is it happening but actor/director Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs) has been tapped to star and executive produce. The new season focuses on Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro, who are looking to solve the case of six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanishing without a trace when the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska. The pair will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice. López is set to write & direct the pilot with Alan Page Arriaga (Shining Girls) joining the writing team. Executive producers include López, Page Arriaga, Foster, Jenkins, Adele Romanski & Mark Ceryak for Pastel, Mari Jo Winkler, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga & Pizzolatto along with Anonymous Content.

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Image: LOS ANGELES – MAY 19: Jodie Foster arrives for the 'Hotel Artemis' Hollywood Premiere on May 19, 2018 in Westwood, CA (DFree/Shutterstock.com)/HBO

Just to give you a sense of how long it's been between seasons, this was what Bloys had to say about the possibility of a fourth season back in February 2019 (yup, three years ago) during an interview with Deadline Hollywood. Though impressed with how the third season was playing our ratings-wise, the executive was taking a wait-and-see approach but was open to Pizzolatto's ideas. "I think we are going to handle it the same way as the last one – if Nic has an idea that he is excited about, we will talk about it but not rushing into anything. I think Nic is enjoying the current success of the show and maybe has something percolating but nothing has come to us yet," he explained (and we would say a little more than three years is definitely "not rushing into anything").

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About 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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