‘True Detective: Night Country’ Trailer: Jodie Foster Leads The Return Of HBO’s Hit Crime Series Next January

While the incredible first season of HBO’s True Detective set an impossibly high bar, I think it’s overstated the dropoff in subsequent seasons. While audiences have generally been down on the show, every new season brings optimism that it’ll reclaim prior creative heights. And that is definitely the case for the fourth season, True Detective: Night Country, which debuts early next year.

With Nic Pizzolatto gone, the series is in the more-than-capable hands of Issa López, known for the crime thriller Tigers are Not Afraid. The Alaska-set drama is led by Jodie Foster, which is pretty great all by itself, and Catch the Fair One breakout Kali Reis, who also happens to be a former boxing champion.

Here’s the synopsis: When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.

Also in the cast are John Hawkes, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, and Isabella Star LaBlanc.

Barry Jenkins is aboard as an exec-producer, along with López who serves as writer, director, and showrunner. This is totally her show.

True Detective: Night Country hits HBO and Max on January 14th 2024.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.