HBO Officially Developing the Fourth Season of “True Detective”

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in "True Detective"

It’s been three years since we’ve seen the last of True Detective, but it seems that the critically acclaimed anthology series is poised for a comeback. Issa López and Barry Jenkins are developing the fourth season for HBO, under the working title True Detective: Night Country.

Jenkins will serve as the executive producer of the series. He’s best known for his work on the Oscar-winning drama Moonlight, but he’s no stranger to television after working on the Golden Globe-winning mini-series The Underground Railroad.

Issa López is yet to make her mark in Hollywood, and her credits include Mexican films Tigers Are Not Afraid and Secondary Effects. If HBO decides to move forward with True Detective: Night Country, she would be involved as a writer, director, and executive producer.

True Detective originally premiered on HBO in 2014 and it featured a total of three seasons, focusing on a different storyline each time. Nic Pizzolatto, who created the series and wrote the previous three seasons, won’t be involved with the next chapter of the story.