Fans of the thriller genre will be undoubtedly eager to see the first official glimpse we have of what will be the fourth season of the award-winning crime thriller, True Detective. And it’s got a stellar lead: Jodie Foster, who starred in arguably the greatest thriller/horror of all time (Silence of the Lambs).

While details around the fourth season of the highly popular series – which was made famous by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s standout performances/onscreen chemistry in the first season – are scarce, here’s what we do know.

The fourth season of True Detective will be called True Detective: Night Country, and will take place not in the deep south as the two previous seasons did, but in the icy location of Ennis, Alaska. It’s reported that the series will start with eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, but who then disappear without a trace. According to the official synopsis, detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and her partner Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) “must confront their pasts and the dark truths lying underneath the Arctic ice”.

Sounds like a classic True Detective plotline to us.

While Foster will be leading the charge as the main character, Kali Reis will star as her partner (in crime), along with John Hawkes as Hank Prior; Doctor Who’s Christopher Eccleston; and Killing Eve‘s Fiona Shaw.

HBO is going with a female-led team consisting of Mexican filmmaker Issa López (Tigers Are Not Afraid) to write and direct the pilot, whilst Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, The Underground Railroad) is also set to produce the series. Jodie Foster will also be an executive producer, along with the original award-winning True Detective team consisting of Nic Pizzolatto, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Joji Fukunaga.

While a full trailer is yet to be released, HBO has unveiled a glimpse into all the exciting new series coming in 2023 – with True Detective Season Four being one of them.  An official date is yet to be released, but you can expect to see it before mid-2023.