Season 3 of HBO’s hit show True Detective concluded with an intense finale — and now fans are looking toward what’s next.
American anthology crime show has been running successfully since 2014, and has amassed a loyal fanbase. Receiving much acclaim for its gritty, dark and twisted narrative — and star-studded cast — season 3 wrapped up with much promise of the show being renewed shortly. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, forced the show to suspend production in 2019. After a long hiatus, the first casting for season 4 was announced in May 2022. HBO announced that Jodie Fosterhe has been selected to appear next in the series True Detective.
Season 4 will see Foster star as the lead role. This is a significant role, considering the series boasts a large cast of actors playing leading roles. Last season, Mahershala Ali starred as Wayne Hays, a retired state police detective haunted by the unsolved case of two missing children — one of whom is his own sister. Colin FarrellAs the lead in season 2, with an impressive cast that included Vince Vaughn as career criminal Francis “Frank” Semyon, and the show’s premiere season boasted Matthew McConaughey Woody Harrelson playing Louisiana State Police homicide detectives Rustin “Rust” Cohle and Martin “Marty” Hart, respectively.
True DetectiveSeason 1 has won five Emmy Awards, and the series has been nominated in total for 33. The series was also nominated in 2015 for Best Miniseries or Television Film at 72nd Golden Globe Awards, among other notable accolades.
Season 4 True Detective with be Foster’s first return to TV since her 2014 vocal appearance in an episode of Women who make America great: MakersIn which she played the role of the narrator. Foster’s impressive list of filmography includes The Accused (1988), Taxi Driver (1976) and — for what may be her most famous role — Silence of the Lambs(1991), where she was the protagonist Clarice Starling. She has also produced several movies including 2018’s Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché. Foster is a recipient of three Golden Globe Awards as well as a two time Academy Awards winner.
With the news of Foster’s casting fans are beginning to speculate what may be in store for the series. While information about the fourth season is still tightly unwraps, here’s a rundown of what we know so far about season 4 of True Detective: