HBO Renews "True Detective" for Fifth Season Following Massive Success of "Night Country - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Thursday, February 22, 2024

HBO Renews "True Detective" for Fifth Season Following Massive Success of "Night Country


HBO Renews 

"True Detective" for Fifth Season Following Massive Success of 

"Night Country"

In a move that's sure to thrill fans of the gritty drama series, HBO has officially greenlit a fifth season of its critically acclaimed original show, "True Detective." The announcement comes hot on the heels of the conclusion of the latest season, "True Detective: Night Country," which aired its final episode on February 18th.

Adding to the excitement, HBO has also revealed a new multiyear overall deal with Issa López, the creative mastermind behind "Night Country." Under this arrangement, López will exclusively create content for HBO and its streaming platform, HBO Max, including the upcoming season of "True Detective."

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming and Head of HBO Drama Series and Films, praised López's unparalleled talent, highlighting her integral role in making "Night Country" a resounding success. Orsi expressed HBO's gratitude for having López as part of their creative family, emphasizing her commendable vision and unwavering dedication.

Issa López, the showrunner, writer, and executive producer of "Night Country," expressed her excitement about continuing her collaboration with HBO. López described the experience of working on "Night Country" as a beautiful adventure and reiterated her eagerness to bring a new iteration of "True Detective" to life.

"True Detective: Night Country" takes viewers on a chilling journey to Ennis, Alaska, where the sudden disappearance of eight men sets the stage for a gripping mystery. Starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, the season delves deep into the darkness lurking beneath the icy surface, captivating audiences with its haunting narrative.

With stellar performances from an ensemble cast that includes Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, and more, "Night Country" has become the most-watched season of "True Detective," drawing in 12.7 million viewers across platforms.

Critics have been effusive in their praise for "True Detective: Night Country," with The Ringer dubbing it the "first can't-miss show of 2024" and Rolling Stone hailing it as "must-see TV again." New York Magazine has lauded the season as "appointment viewing" with "powerhouse performances."

As HBO gears up for the next chapter in the "True Detective" saga, fans can eagerly anticipate more enthralling mysteries and riveting storytelling from the talented team behind the series.

The fourth season of "True Detective" boasted an impressive lineup of creators and producers, including Issa López, Jodie Foster, Mari Jo Winkler, and Barry Jenkins, among others, cementing its status as a standout addition to the acclaimed franchise.

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