Jodie Foster To Lead ‘True Detective’ Fourth Season Set In Alaska

HBO just won’t let True Detective go away, as they keep trying to top that incredible first season. Well, perhaps this fourth one will do the trick, as it will have Jodie Foster leading the cast for a female-centric crime story.

HBO has set Mexican filmmaker Issa Lopez, of the acclaimed crime-fantasy Tigers Are Not Afraid, to write and direct the pilot of True Detective: Night Country. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) is aboard as a producer, as well. Alan Page Arriaga (The Shining Girls) will co-write and produce.

But the big news is having Foster in the lead role, marking the Silence of the Lambs Oscar winner’s first major TV project. She’ll play Detective Liz Danvers, one of two main lead roles, in a story set in Alaska.

According to Deadline, “The series is centered around Detectives Liz Danvers 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.”

A snowy Alaskan setting could create some incredible visuals, and we know Foster can play the kind of hard-nosed, tough, but thoughtful figure that True Detective usually calls for.

Travis Hopson
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