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True Detective Season 4: Plot, Cast & More!
True Detective is returning to HBO for Season 4 after a long hiatus. The crime drama anthology series debuted in 2014 and has had ups and downs throughout its life, with seasons that have been both important (Season 1) and humiliating (Season 2).
The most recent season, which premiered in 2019, features Mahershala Ali. Nic Pizzolatto’s contract with HBO expired after that season, leaving True Detective’s future unknown. However, in March 2022, HBO revealed that a new True Detective series from executive producer Barry Jenkins and writer-director Issa López was in the works.
Season 4, dubbed True Detective: Night Country, is now in production. True D is returning, and that is not a lie. Here’s all we know about True Detective: Night Country so far.
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HBO’s True Detective: Night Country
On November 8, HBO revealed that filming for True Detective: Night Country has begun in Iceland, which will serve as a stand-in for Alaska, where the season is located. HBO released a shot of a clapper with a fuzzy background that clearly shows a hockey arena.
The clapper verifies that Issa López, as expected, is the director and that Florian Hoffmeister (Tár, The Terror) is the director of photography. HBO shared a look at the opening page of the script on Twitter.
True Detective Season 4 Plot
Season 4 will take place in the freezing north, after spending the first three seasons in hot areas such as Louisiana and Southern California. It takes place in Ennis, Alaska, a hamlet so far north that it has polar night.
The eight guys who run the Tsalal Arctic Research Station depart without a trace when the long winter night sets. Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) are the detectives on the case, who “must confront their pasts and the dark secrets hiding beneath the Arctic ice,” according to HBO‘s official logline.
It looks like an interesting take on Nic Pizzolatto’s broodingly masculine and ambiguously otherworldly template from Season 1.
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Who Is In Charge Of True Detective Season 4?
Issa López, the Mexican filmmaker best known for the film Tigers Are Not Afraid, is the showrunner, executive producer, writer, and director of all episodes. Jodie Foster is executive producing as well as acting in the film. Barry Jenkins, who directed Moonlight, is an executive producer through his production firm PASTEL, along with Adele Romanski and Mark Cermak
Other EPs include Ozark showrunner Chris Mundy and writer Alan Page Arriaga, whose prior work includes a Fear the Walking Dead Spanish-language episode. Season 4 does not feature Nic Pizzolatto, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, or Cary Joji Fukunaga, who all have EP credits. According to Deadline, producers Princess Daazhraii Johnson and Cathy Tagnak Rexford oversee an Iupiaq advisory committee consulting on Alaska Native culture for the show.
When Will True Detective Season 4 Be released?
There is no release date yet, but assuming production begins soon, we anticipate a late 2023/early 2024 release. It would be interesting if it came out in January 2024, which would be five years after Season 3.
Trailer For True Detective Season 4
The show has only recently begun production, so it will be some time before a trailer is released, but it will be here when it is.
The Cast Of True Detective Season 4
The True Detective: Night Country cast is, as one might assume, impressive. Jodie Foster, a two-time Oscar winner, leads the cast, which also includes familiar faces from HBO’s repertory players and Indigenous actors making their HBO debuts.
The second-billed star, Kali Reis, is a former professional boxer who made her feature debut in the 2021 thriller Catch the Fair One, for which she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. According to HBO, she is also a motivational speaker and supporter of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls campaign which trains Indigenous women how to protect themselves physically and publicly.
The cast is listed below, with character descriptions provided by Deadline.
- Det. Liz Danvers is played by Jodie Foster.
- Evangeline Navarro – Kali Reis
- Hank Prior, a police officer with longstanding grievances hidden beneath a placid facade, is played by John Hawkes.
- Ted Corsaro, the regional Chief of Police with a long relationship with Liz Danvers, is played by Christopher Eccleston.
- Fiona Shaw plays Rose Aguineau, a survivor with a dark history.
- Finn Bennett is Peter Prior’s protégé and apprentice, for better or for worse.
- Kayla Malee, a young nurse with little compassion for anyone who messes with her family, is played by Anna Lambe.
- Julia, Navarro’s sister, is known as Aka Niviâna, and she is facing demons both in her past and in her thoughts.
- Leah, Danvers’ stepdaughter, is a young lady striving for her voice and her identity, played by Isabella Star Lablanc.
- Eddie Qavvik, Navarro’s love interest, is played by Joel D. Montgrand. He’s a local musher with extensive Ennis ties.
What To Look Out For The True Detective
True Detective: Night Country will premiere on HBO and HBO Max. Seasons 1-3 of True Detective are presently available on HBO Max.