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HBO Renews True Detective for a Fifth Season

HBO has renewed the critically acclaimed original drama series True Detective for a fifth season. This season, True Detective: Night Country, concluded on February 18.

Additionally, under a new multiyear overall deal with HBO, Issa López will create content exclusive to HBO and Max, including the next season of True Detective.

HBO Renews True Detective for a Fifth Season

“Issa Lopez is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO’s creative spirit. She helmed ‘True Detective: Night Country’ from start to finish, never once faltering from her own commendable vision and inspiring us with her resilience both on the page and behind the camera,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films.

“Alongside Jodie and Kali’s impeccable performances, she’s made this installation of the franchise a massive success; we are so lucky to have her as part of our family.”

“From conception to release, Night Country has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative life,” commented showrunner, writer, and executive producer Issa López.

“HBO trusted my vision all the way, and the idea of bringing to life a new incarnation of True Detective with Casey, Francesca, and the whole team is a dream come true. I can’t wait to go again.”

In True Detective: Night Country, 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.

Night Country

The season also stars Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, and John Hawkes. The guest stars include Anna Lambe, Aka Niviâna, and Joel D. Montgrand.

HBO‘s True Detective: Night Country is the most-watched True Detective season, with 12.7 million cross-platform viewers.

In addition to López, the executive producers included Jodie Foster, Mari Jo Winkler, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Chris Mundy, Alan Page Arriaga, Steve Golin, Richard Brown, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Nic Pizzolatto.

The producers are Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Cathy Tagnak Rexford, and Sam Breckman.