Put on your warmest parka, because “True Detective” is going to Alaska for its chilliest mystery yet. At the Max launch event on Wednesday, Warner Bros. Discovery premiered the first trailer for “True Detective: Night Country.” Max is a new streaming service that combines HBO Max and Discovery+.
In the latest entry of creator Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series, Jodie Foster and Kali Reis take over as the series’ primary investigators. For those interested, here is the tagline: The eight men who run the Tsalal Arctic Research Station in Ennis, Alaska, mysteriously disappear when night falls.
Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) must face the shadows within themselves and unearth the haunted truths that lie frozen in time if they are to crack the case.
Alaska Is The Setting For True Detective: Night Country
A research center in Alaska experiences the mysterious disappearance of eight of its employees in the new season of True Detective. Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Keli Reis) are the detectives who are tasked with tracking down the missing men.
But to solve the mystery, they must also explore their own troubled pasts, in addition to the town’s dark past. The HBO tagline promises that the two will “confront the darkness they carry within themselves and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.
” A new image of the two detectives in action has been released by HBO, depicting them to be very icy in expression as they stare intently at… something. The image is embedded below.
True Detective Season 4 First Look
The first image from the show was tweeted out by HBO on February 15th. The photo was taken in Alaska, and it shows Jodie Foster and Kali Reis looking tough in the snow.
Season 4 will take place in the Arctic after spending the previous three seasons in warmer climates like Louisiana and Southern California. The town of Ennis, Alaska, is located so far north that polar night is a regular occurrence year-round.
The eight men who run the Tsalal Arctic Research Station disappear without a trace as the long winter night settles in. Detectives Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) “must confront their pasts and the dark truths lying underneath the Arctic ice,” as the HBO synopsis puts it. It’s an intriguing take on Nic Pizzolatto’s first-season formula of brooding masculinity and vaguely supernatural elements.
True Detective Season 4 Cast
The cast of True Detective: Night Country is, of course, stellar. The cast, which includes Indigenous actors making their HBO debuts and the likes of Jodie Foster (who has won two Oscars), is led by Foster.
Former professional boxer and second-billed star Kali Reis made her film debut in the 2021 thriller Catch the Fair One, for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead.
According to HBO, she is also a motivational speaker who teaches Indigenous women how to protect themselves physically and vocally, as well as an advocate for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement.
- Jodie Foster – Det. Liz Danvers
- Kali Reis – Det. Evangeline Navarro
- John Hawkes – Hank Prior, a police officer with old grudges hiding under a quiet surface.
- Christopher Eccleston – Ted Corsaro, the regional Chief of Police with a long history tying him to Liz Danvers.
- Fiona Shaw – Rose Aguineau, a survivalist with a past full of secrets.
- Finn Bennett – Peter Prior, Liz Danvers’ protégé and apprentice — for better or worse.
- Anna Lambe – Kayla Malee, a young nurse with little patience for anybody who messes with her family.
- Aka Niviâna – Julia, Navarro’s sister, a woman battling demons both in her history and in her mind.
- Isabella Star Lablanc – Leah, Danvers’ stepdaughter, is a young woman fighting for her voice and her identity.
True Detective Season 4 Trailer
True Detective: Night Country’s first official trailer debuted on April 12 on HBO. It foreshadows the strained partnership of the season’s two main detectives, played by Foster’s Liz Danvers and Reis’s Evangeline Navarro. “No one can stand you,” Navarro says to Danvers. What a great idea!
Almost all of the actors in True Detective season 3 are just as impressive as the ones we saw in the first season. Ali’s co-star, Dorff, also turns in a stellar performance.