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“True Detective” Season 5 Renewal from HBO

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HBO has officially renewed the critically acclaimed drama series “True Detective” for a fifth season. The recently concluded fourth season, titled “True Detective: Night Country,” concluded on February 18th. In addition to the renewal news, HBO has signed a new multiyear overall deal with Issa López, who will create exclusive content for HBO and HBO Max, including the upcoming season of “True Detective.”

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming and Head of HBO Drama Series and Films, praised López’s talent and creative spirit. She commended López for her work on “True Detective: Night Country,” highlighting her unwavering vision and inspiring resilience as both the showrunner and director. Orsi expressed gratitude to have López as part of the HBO family.

Issa López, Showrunner, Writer, and Executive Producer of “True Detective: Night Country,” expressed her excitement about continuing her collaboration with HBO. “HBO trusted my vision all the way, and the idea of bringing to life a new incarnation of True Detective with Casey, Francesca and the whole team is a dream come true. I can’t wait to go again.”

“True Detective: Night Country” is set in Ennis, Alaska, where eight men mysteriously vanish from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station during the long winter night. Detectives Liz Danvers (played by Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (played by Kali Reis) are tasked with solving this puzzling case. As they delve into their own inner darknesses and confront buried truths hidden beneath the eternal ice, they uncover haunting secrets. The season also features Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc, and John Hawkes, in supporting roles.

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“True Detective: Night Country” has become the most-watched season of the “True Detective” series, attracting 12.7 million viewers across various platforms.

The creative team behind “True Detective: Night Country” includes Issa López as showrunner, writer, director, and executive producer, and Jodie Foster as star and executive producer. Other executive producers include Mari Jo Winkler; Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, and Mark Ceryak for PASTEL; Chris Mundy; Alan Page Arriaga; Steve Golin; Richard Brown; Matthew McConaughey; Woody Harrelson; Cary Joji Fukunaga; Nic Pizzolatto. The producers are Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Cathy Tagnak Rexford, and Sam Breckman.

Fans can anticipate another thrilling installment of “True Detective” with Issa López at the helm. Stay tuned for more updates on the upcoming season as details unfold under the HBO and Issa López partnership.

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