Thursday, February 22, 2024

HBO Renews 'True Detective' for Season 5

HBO has today renewed its original anthology drama series True Detective for a fifth season. Moreover, the premium cable channel has signed Issa López to a new multiyear overall deal to create new series - including the next season of True Detective.

The fourth season - titled True Detective: Night Country - starred Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabella Star LaBlanc and John Hawkes.

Issa López serves as showrunner for the fourth installment and will continue in the role for the fifth. She also executive produces with Foster, Mari Jo Winkler, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski, Mark Ceryak, Chris Mundy, Alan Page Arriaga, Steve Golin, Richard Brown, Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Cary Joji Fukunaga and Nic Pizzolatto. 

"Issa López is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO's creative spirit," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programing and Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. "She helmed True Detective: Night Country from start to finish, never once faltering from her own commendable vision, and inspiring us with her resilience both on the page and behind the camera. Alongside Jodie and Kali's impeccable performances, she's made this installation of the franchise a massive success, we are so lucky to have her as part of our family."

"From conception to release, Night Country has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative life," added López. "HBO trusted my vision all the way, and the idea of bringing to life a new incarnation of True Detective with Casey [Bloys], Francesca and the whole team is a dream come true. I can't wait to go again."