True Detective is getting another season.
On Friday, it was announced that HBO was developing a fourth season of True Detective without creator Nic Pizzolatto at the helm. Instead, the potential season will see Issa Lopez (Tigers Are Not Afraid, Secondary Effects) pen the script, with Barry Jenkins set to serve as an executive producer on the anthology series. Should the season move forward, Lopez would direct the pilot episode.
The season will be dubbed Night Country and is still in early development at HBO. Deals have not yet been finalized, but Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are expected to return as executive producers alongside Jenkins for Season 4. The actors, of course, starred in the first season of the hit HBO drama. While Pizzolatto is not attached, it is expected he will receive a credit on the fourth season.
While Pizzolatto parted ways with HBO in 2020, HBO owns the rights to the series and previously expressed interest in developing a fourth season — even if Pizzolatto was not involved. Jenkins will develop the fourth season as part of his overall deal at HBO, where he’ll produce under his Pastel banner.
Jenkins is currently working on his Lion King prequel for Disney.