Rustin Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey, was telling the truth when he declared, “Time is a flat circle.” According to Bloomberg, HBO was in talks with a fresh screenwriter for True Detective season 4, signifying the premium content provider’s third effort to recreate the thunderbolt they succeeded to jar in 2014.
Issa Lopez the alum of Tigers Are Not Afraid) plus Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins alum of Moonlight have both confirmed this week that True Detective: Night Country has been given the go-ahead for season 4.
“It’s safe to say we’re working with a couple of writers to find the right tone and take,” says the Chief Content Officer at HBO named Casey Bloys.
Here’s everything we know about True Detective Season 4.
True Detective season 4 release date
A launch date for True Detective season 4 has yet to be set, due to the show’s early production stage. In fact, putting aside the fact that pre-production has begun, we have no clue when HBO will begin shooting.
The second installment of True Detective, featuring Colin Farrell as well as Vince Vaughn, was widely lambasted by critics, who blamed a hurried production timeline for its shortcomings.
“And I think in this particular case, the first season of True Detective was something that Nic Pizzolatto had been thinking about, gestating for a long period of time. He’s a soulful writer. I think what we did was great.”
“I take the blame. I became too much of a network executive at that point. We had huge success… I set him up to deliver in a very short time frame, something that became very challenging to deliver. That’s not what that show is… That’s what I learned from it. Don’t do that anymore.”
True Detective season 4 is likely to be available in the latter half of 2023 or the beginning of 2024, providing that pre-production, primary filming, post-production, and promotional strategies don’t take more than two years — an industry typical of around 18 months. That gives you more than enough time to reflect on the good times as well as the bad.
Do we know the True Detective season 4 cast members?
At this time, no cast names for True Detective season 4 have been disclosed. The only thing we know for sure about the fourth season is that it will include two female protagonists. For those familiar with years 1, 2, and 3, we know there will be plenty of A-list talent on board. This includes Matthew McConaughey as well as Woody Harrelson alongside Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, and Rachel McAdams. We can also anticipate Stephen Dorff and Mahershala Ali.
What’s Going To Happen in season 4?
Many details of True Detective: Night Country’s narrative are being withheld, but insiders tell Variety that the movie will play set in an Arctic region where the night may extend for up to a whole 24-hour period of time. With two female protagonists, we can expect the anthology program to once again take us on a journey unconnected to the people we already know and love.
It’s safe to say that the grim tone that drew us in so many years ago will continue to fascinate us.