Fourth season of True Detective in the works and it sounds very promising 5 months ago

Fourth season of True Detective in the works and it sounds very promising

Reports have emerged with details of the potential new season.

A fourth series of the hit anthology crime drama True Detective is currently in the works at HBO.


Multiple reports state the new season is in early development at the US network and has been given the tentative title: True Detective: Night Country.

According to Variety, sources have said that the new batch of episodes would be set in the Arctic, where night can last more than 24 hours.

The publication also said that it is believed the season would feature two female leads though no casting has been confirmed at this time.

However, while no actors have signed on yet, Mexican filmmaker Issa López (Tigers Are Not Afraid) is attached to serve as writer and executive producer of the series, on top of directing its pilot.


Meanwhile, Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight) would executive produce the season.

López confirmed her involvement with the series on Twitter.

"I've been working in this for a long time, with some incredibly talented people. It's been so much fun," she said.

"This is one happy, blessed Mexicana.


"And how an awesome ride this has this been with Barry Jenkins.

"Most producers will beg me please to be less weird. Barry will always push me to get the freak to 11.

"Find yourself a producer who wants you to stay strange, banda."


True Detective's first season followed homicide detectives in Louisiana (played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson) as they investigated a murder over a number of years.

Premiering in 2014, it earned rave reviews for its cinematic visuals, strong performances and twisty narrative.

A second season followed focusing on a new mystery and set of characters, including a detective played by Colin Farrell.

Moving the action to California, the follow-up series earned mixed reviews, though the third season of the crime drama which starred Mahershala Ali was generally considered a return to form.