Journey To Night Country: Jodie Foster To Star In TRUE DETECTIVE Season 4

Following in the footsteps of Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell, double Oscar winner Jodie Foster has signed-on to star in (and executive produce) the fourth season of HBO’s True Detective.

Foster will play Detective Liz Danvers in the new series – the first which doesn’t originate from creator Nic Pizzolatto. This fourth incarnation of comes from writer and director Issa López, writer Alan Page Arriaga and executive producer Barry Jenkins.

Titled, True Detective: Dark Country, ‘the new series is centered around Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro who are looking to solve the case of six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanishing without a trace, when the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska. The pair will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice’.

Foster is an impressive signing for this new series of True Detective – which would indicate that the material is strong. Foster’s iconic turn as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs will loom large over this role and it’ll be interesting to see how the show pans out – and who else will sign on to co-star.

One thing which stands out to Movies In Focus – the above plot synopsis sounds a bit like a sequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing – or even season one The X-Files episode, Ice. I’m sure that’s just coincidental.  

Created and written by Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective ran for three seasons between 2014 and 2019. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson starred in the first season, while Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn were the leads in the follow-up. The third season of True Detective aired in 2019 and starred Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff.