“True Detective” Season 4 builds its main cast with the addition of five actors, Variety has learned.
John Hawkes (“Deadwood”, “Winter’s Bone”), Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who”, “The Leftovers”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”, “Harry Potter” franchise), Finn Bennett (“Domina”, ” The Nevers”), and Anna Lambe (“Three Pines,” “Trickster”) have all joined the new season alongside previously announced leads Jodie Foster and Kali Reis.
Officially titled “True Detective: Night Country”, the official description for the new season reads: “When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station go missing. Without a Trace To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry within and dig into the haunted truths buried beneath the eternal ice.
Hawkes will play Hank Prior, described as “a cop with old grudges hiding beneath a silent surface.” Eccleston will play Ted Corsaro, “the regional police chief and political animal with a long history linking him to Liz Danvers.”
Shaw will appear as Rose Aguineau, “a survivalist with a past full of secrets.” Bennett will play Peter Prior, “Liz Danvers’ protege and apprentice, for better or worse.” Lambe joins Kayla Malee, “a young nurse with little patience for anyone who upsets her family.”
Hawkes is replaced by Innovative Artists and Thruline Entertainment. Eccleston is replaced by Independent and Principal Entertainment. Shaw is replaced by Independent and CAA. Bennett is replaced by Tavistock Wood. Lambe is replaced by Kirk Talent Agency, LBI Entertainment and Yorn Levine Barnes.
“True Detective: Night Country” is currently in pre-production. Issa López is a writer, director, executive producer and showrunner. Alan Page Arriaga is also the writer and executive producer for the new season. Foster executive produces in addition to playing. Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak produce via Pastel. Pastel is currently on an initial deal with HBO and HBO Max.
Anonymous Content, which produced previous seasons of the series, will also serve as an executive producer along with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, Mari Jo Winkler, Chris Mundy and Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Joji Fukunaga from Season 1. Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Cathy Tagnak Rexford and Sam Breckman are the producers. Per HBO, Daazhraii Johnson and Tagnak Rexford lead an Iñupiaq Advisory Council to consult on the Alaska Native culture featured on the show.