HBO’s drama series True Detective is coming back for a fourth season, and they have cast five actors to star in the upcoming story, including John Hawkes (Deadwood, Winter’s Bone), Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, The Leftovers), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve, Harry Potter franchise), Finn Bennett (Domina, The Nevers), and Anna Lambe (Three Pines, Trickster). They join previously announced series leads Jodie Foster and Kali Reis.
Officially called True Detective: Night Country, the official description for the new season reads as follows:
“When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.
Hawkes will play Hank Prior, defined as “a police officer with old grudges hiding under a quiet surface.” Eccleston will play Ted Corsaro, “the regional Chief of Police and a political animal with a long history tying him to Liz Danvers.” Shaw will appear as Rose Aguineau, “a survivalist with a past full of secrets.” Bennett will play Peter Prior, “Liz Danvers’ protégé and apprentice— both for better or worse.” Lambe joins as Kayla Malee, “a young nurse with little patience for anybody that messes with her family.”
True Detective: Night Country is currently in pre-production. Issa López serves as writer, director, executive producer, and showrunner.