The fourth season of HBO’s hit anthology series ”True Detective” was announced in March 2022, although no plot details were revealed. Jodie Foster is now set to play one of the season’s lead roles, as Detective Liz Danvers.
New exciting details about the plot have also recently been announced. The fourth season is called "True Detective: Night Country", and is set in Alaska, where six men operating an arctic research station disappear without a trace. To solve the case, Liz teams up with Detective Evangeline Navarro and together, they will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.
The role is Foster’s first in a TV series as an adult, having previously appeared in series such as ”Gunsmoke” and ”Paper Moon” in her childhood. She is more famous for her film work, which includes Taxi Driver (1976), The Accused (1988) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
”True Detective” was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, and ran for three seasons between 2014 and 2019. The third season, which aired on HBO in 2019, starred Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff, and was set in the Ozarks. It followed the second season that aired in 2015, which featured Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, as well as the first season from 2014, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
For the new season, Issa López will serve as writer, executive producer and director. Alan Page Arriaga will also serve as writer and executive producer, while Foster, in addition to starring in the series, will also serve as executive producer.