True Detective Season 5 Set On HBO With 'Night Country's' Issa Lopez

“True Detective” has been renewed for Season 5 on HBO. “True Detective: Night Country” creator Issa López will helm the fifth season under her new overall deal with HBO.

Given the success of the fourth installment of the HBO anthology series, “Night Country,” starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reiss, the renewal comes as little surprise. For HBO, it was the show's most-watched episode of the season with 12.7 million cross-platform viewers. Feb. The season finale on 18 was the most-watched episode of the season, drawing 3.2 million viewers across HBO and Max. This represents a 57% increase over the show's premiere audience in January.

“From conception to release, 'Night Country' has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative career,” said Lopez. “HBO believed in my vision all the way, and the idea of ​​bringing a new incarnation of 'True Detective' to life with Casey, Francesca and the entire team is a dream come true. I can't wait to go back.”

“Issa Lopez is a one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO's creative spirit,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming and president of HBO drama series and movies. He helmed 'True Detective: Night Country' from start to finish, never wavering from his own admirable vision and inspiring us with his resilience on the page and behind the camera. With impeccable performances by Jodi and Kaali, she has established this franchise and made it a huge success and we are very lucky to have her as a part of our family.

In “Night Country,” detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reese) investigate the disappearance of eight men working at a remote Arctic research station in Alaska. They soon discover that events at the station connect to one of their old cases, dragging them both on a dark and unexpected journey.

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This season also stars Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Starr LaBlanc and John Hawkes. Guest stars include Anna Lambe, Aka Niveana and Joel D. Montgrand included.

At this point, Foster and Reese were not attached to a fifth installment, as the show changed its leads with each new season.

Lopez served as writer, executive producer and showrunner on “Night Country.” Foster executive starred and additionally produced.

Barry Jenkins, Adele Romansky and Pastel's Marc Ceriak also executive produced. Pastel is currently in a first-look deal on HBO and Max. Chris Mundy, Alan Page Arriaga, Steve Collin and Richard Brown are producing alongside “True Detective” creator Nick Pizzolatto, Mary Jo Winkler and Season 1's Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Joji Fukunaga. Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Cathy Tagnak Rexford, and Sam Breckman were producers on “Night Country.”

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