“True Detective: Night Country” Episode 5 to Premiere Early Due to Super Bowl

Jodie Foster in
Jodie Foster in "True Detective: Night Country"

There’s a lot of anticipation leading to each new episode of True Detective: Night Country, and we won’t have to wait that long for the next one. The show’s fifth episode will hit Max two days earlier to avoid airing at the same time as the Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.

True Detective: Night Country has been leading HBO Sundays for the past month, and it will still air on HBO in its usual Sunday slot, but with one crucial change. HBO decided to make it available on streaming service Max two days earlier, on February 9, to avoid the conflict with the Big Game.

The fourth season of the hit anthology series stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, as two detectives trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station in Ennis, Alaska. While digging into the haunted truths that lie buried under the ice, they must also face the darkness they carry in themselves.

Original True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto recently dissed the show’s new chapter and its references to Season 1. The new showrunner Issa López addressed the criticism, and described the new season as “reinvention”.

“I believe that every storyteller has a very specific, peculiar, and unique relation to the stories they create, and whatever his reactions are, he’s entitled to them… I wrote this with a profound love for the work he made and love for the people that loved it,” she told Vulture.