The fourth season is set to premiere on January 14, 2024, on HBO.

Premiere Date

It takes place in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska, focusing on the investigation into the disappearance of eight men from a research station.


Jodie Foster and Kali Reis star as Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, respectively.

Lead Characters

This season is subtitled "Night Country," a first for the True Detective series.


Issa López serves as showrunner, writer, and director, while Nic Pizzolatto remains an executive producer but without a writing credit for the first time.

Showrunner and Director

The idea for the fourth season went through various stages of development, including Pizzolatto dropping an initial idea and later signing a production deal before HBO officially greenlit the season.

Production Journey

Alongside Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, the season features a cast including John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, Fiona Shaw, and others.


The season was filmed in Iceland with a reported budget of $60 million. Filming took place from November 2022 to April 2023.

Filming Location