Renewed: True Detective

Issa López, the creator of True Detective: Night Country, will helm a fifth season of crime drama.

True Detective has been renewed for Season 5 at HBO.

Issa López, the creator of True Detective: Night Country, will helm the fifth season.

“Night Country”, starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis star has become the most-watched season of the show to date, with 12.7 million viewers, although that may include additional platforms compared to previous seasons. The season finale was the most-watched episode of the season, drawing 3.2 million viewers across HBO and Max, a 57% increase over the show’s premiere.

“From conception to release, Night Country has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative life,” López said. “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.”

“Issa Lopez is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO’s creative spirit,” added Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming and head of HBO drama series and films. “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. 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.”

True Detective screened in Australia on Showcase / Binge.

Source: Variety

7 Responses

  1. The first ep did exposition using standard cop cliches. After that it was all lifted straight out of The X-Files and Fortitude. By the end nobody new what was going on. There was something about a conspiracy between a mining company and scientists to deliberately poison everyone to get some unexplained miracle microbe. It appears exist is a parallel universe where no one has invented Artic Drilling.

  2. Unfortunately the first 2 episodes are by far the best. It then proceeded to spin it’s wheels for the remainder of the run. It got a lot of hate online, and at first I was against it, but as the show went on, I began to realise that the show is sort of terrible. A similar themed show (with a noir like tone and unexplained murders involving tongues) is Deadlock on Amazon Prime, however this show seems to be in reverse. The first 2 eps are the weakest but it really ramps up, where every clue is set up and paid off and it keeps you guessing to the end with an amazing conclusion. So much better than Night Country despite the same themes. Oh, and it actually involves detective work!

  3. Jodie Foster has brought the True Detective series back from possible oblivion. After watching the first two episodes of ‘Night Country’ it does look like the plot foreshadows familiar Nordic noir, themes, but that’s okay with me.

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