Not only is True Detective finally getting a fourth season, but it has now added quite the big name. Jodie Foster is making her first adult TV role as Detective Liz Danvers and is also an executive producer on the series. She’ll join writer and director Issa López in the fourth season, which will go by the full title True Detective: Night Country.
Shining Girls‘ Alan Page Arriaga is also attached to write the new season, which will explore the story of Detective Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro. Their case brings them to the Tsalal Arctic Research Station where six men vanished and the long nights of Alaska hit the station. They’ll have to face their own past and whatever is waiting for them below the ice.
Foster is a major get for the franchise, which has had some talented actors join it in the past. This marks her first TV appearance since 1975, but she has voiced characters on The Simpsons, Frasier, and The X-Files. Yet, she was quite involved behind the camera, as she acted as a director on Tales from the Loop, Orange is the New Black, and Black Mirror.
She joins talent like Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Dorff, Maherhsala Ali, Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and more that took on roles throughout the first three seasons. The series continues to draw in some incredibly talented writers, directors, and actors, which makes the next season an exciting addition.