The first season of “True Detective” was a revolutionary crime drama that raised the audience’s expectations to the zenith. Although the subsequent seasons didn’t quite match the standards set by the first, the makers are back with another chapter in the detective saga, reigniting the craze among fans. The teaser for the fourth season, titled “True Detective: Night Country,” just dropped and stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as the titular detectives who try to solve a case before time runs out.
‘True Detective: Night Country’ Teaser
The teaser begins by showing us the nocturnal scenery of a small town. There is ice all around, and the streets are dimly lit. We are made aware that the small town is Ennis, situated in Alaska. The eerie background score picks up pace as we see two men enter the scene to interview Jodie Foster’s character, the town’s sheriff. The topic of discussion is the disappearance of eight men who vanished under mysterious circumstances. They allegedly went to see the last sunset before the long night set in. Jodie Foster’s character refuses to accept the theory that it was due to a “weather event,” classifies it as murder, and begins an investigation. Several pairs of boots are found frozen at the site of the disappearance. A subordinate officer asks, “How scared do you have to be to run out on the ice without any shoes?” mystifying the case further.
Jodie Foster’s character, Liz Danvers, is seen struggling to solve the case. Kali Reis’s character, Evangeline Navarro, is introduced as another detective. Liz and Navarro are seen pitted against, suggesting an unresolved feud from their past. Liz asks Navarro to help her solve the case. The long night begins, and things start to get weirder as both sides struggle together to close this case. The teaser ends on a cliffhanger, showing Liz walking on thin ice alone with a flashlight on. The ice suddenly cracks, drowning her.
The show will feature an amazing ensemble cast, including the likes of Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, and Fiona Shaw, among others. Jodie Foster, who is a veteran in the industry with a career spanning five decades, will be seen portraying the role of Liz Danvers. The four-time Oscar nominee won the prestigious award for “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs.” Having been part of projects such as “Taxi Driver,” “Contact,” and “Panic Room,” she was most recently seen in the 2021 critically acclaimed drama “The Mauritanian.” On the other hand, Kali Reis is a talented newcomer who will try to go toe to toe with Foster in the series, playing the role of Evangeline Navarro. She was last seen in the crime thriller “Catch the Fair One” and received critical acclaim for her performance.
The supporting cast includes Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, who will also feature in the series and play an important part. Having shown his remarkable talent in films such as “The Sessions,” “Winter’s Bone,” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” John Hawkes elevates anything he is a part of. He was most recently seen in the comedy-drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” Another valuable addition to the series is Christopher Eccleston, who rose to fame with Danny Boyle’s “Shallow Grave” and will play the role of Ted Corsaro. With films such as “Elizabeth” and “28 Days Later” under his belt, he is surely no stranger to a series of this scale. Fiona Shaw, best known for her role in the Harry Potter franchise as Aunt Petunia, will play Rose Aguineau in the series. She was most recently seen in the TV series “Killing Eve.” The rest of the cast includes names such as Finn Bennett, Anna Lambe, Aka Niviana, Isabella LaBlanc, and Joel Montgrand.
As per the latest news, the plot seems to revolve around the disappearance of eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station. Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, the two police officers, put their skill and experience to work and try to solve the case while battling their pasts.
What To Expect From ‘True Detective: Night Country’?
“True Detective” is a critically acclaimed crime drama and is well known for creating a labyrinth so thick it totally engulfs the lives of its characters. Maintaining the fidelity to police procedurals of the past, this new season seems to promise a thrilling plot and can feature a metaphysical twist. With a completely new concept of setting the series in Alaska during the Long Night, the series sets up the characters for some dark turns, literally and figuratively.
HBO has not yet divulged information on the release date of the series, but we expect it to be released worldwide by the end of June this year if there are no post-production issues.
“True Detective: Night Country” has caught everyone’s attention as it marks the return of Jodie Foster to the television format. Written and directed by Issa López, it also will be great to see the show is helmed by a woman, bringing a change of gaze and sensibilities to a series whose previous seasons overly indulged in the pessimistic and brooding sentiment. The series will be available to watch on HBO Max.