True Detective Night Country: Season 4 moves to 2024

Chris Tilly
Jodie Foster in True Detective Season 4.

Everything we know about True Detective Season 4 – subtitled Night Country – including trailer, cast, plot, and updated release information.

True Detective is set to return to Max with a series set in Alaska, starring Jodie Foster in her first major television role.

The True Detective franchise began with the critically and commercially successful first season, which debuted on HBO in 2014, and starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

Sbsequent sereis’ focussed on new characters in new settings with new storylines, with Season 2 hitting in 2015 and Season 3 dropping in 2018. Now Season 4 – subtitles Night Country – has moved its release date, from 2023, to 2024. Here’s everything we know about the series.

Is there a True Detective: Night Country release date?

True Detective: Night Country will release on Max – formerly HBO – in January 2024.

The previously released sizzle reel (that can be viewed below) states that Season 4 is “coming this year.” But the HBO website now states that the series is “coming in 2024.” HBO then told Deadline that the sequel series will debut in January.

The previous True Detective seasons aired weekly, so expect Night Country to do the same rather than dropping all at one.

True Detective: Night Country trailer

As part of a series of HBO announcements, the channel released the first trailer for True Detective Season 4, which can be viewed below…

The trailer suggests that the trope of mismatched detectives will run throughout the season. While it also looks like much of the show will take place on top of the ice, and during Alaska’s long nights, hence the title.

True Detective: Night Country cast – Who’s in it?

The major True Detective Season 4 cast members are as follows:

  • Jodie Foster as Detective Liz Danvers
  • Kali Reis as Detective Evangeline Navarro
  • Fiona Shaw
  • Finn Bennett
  • Isabella Star Lablanc
  • Aka Niviâna
  • Anna Lambe
  • Joel D. Montgrand
  • Christopher Eccleston
  • John Hawkes

Issa López serves as showrunner, writer, and executive producer, while the Tigers Are Not Afraid helmer also directs all episodes.

True Detective: Night Country plot – What’s it about?

Here’s the official synopsis for Season 4 of True Detective, as shared in a press release:

“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 (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”

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