A new installment of “True Detective” is currently in development at HBO with Oscar winner Barry Jenkins attached as an executive producer…
“True Detective” season 4 is currently in development at HBO and Oscar winner Barry Jenkins is attached as an executive producer for the series revival.
Jenkins, who took home an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay as well as a Best Picture nod for his film “Moonlight,” is expected to oversee the project after his development deal shifted from Amazon to HBO just recently.
Issa Lopez — who penned the critically acclaimed horror film “Tigers Are Not Afraid” — is writing the script for the new season of “True Detective” and she’s also expected to serve as showrunner for the series and direct the pilot episode.
While an official order hasn’t been given, HBO has quietly been working on a new season of “True Detective” for quite some time after splitting with series creator Nic Pizzolatto, who was responsible for the first three seasons of the Emmy winning series. Pizzolatto had a development deal at HBO but then left for FX and then that deal also came to an abrupt ending after his show called “Redeemer,” which would have re-teamed him with Matthew McConaughey was not picked up to series.
Now HBO is ready to return to “True Detective” with the fourth season tentatively being titled “Night Country.”
“True Detective” was an instant hit for HBO when the first season debuted back in 2014 with McConaughey and co-star Woody Harrelson both earning Emmy nominations for their roles in the series. Unfortunately, “True Detective” season 2 didn’t receive nearly as much acclaim despite an all-star cast led by Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughan.
“True Detective” season 3 received a much better reception with Oscar winner Mahershala Ali leading the way alongside Stephen Dorff.
There’s no word on how quickly HBO will look to make a decision on “True Detective” season 4 but it appears that everything is moving in the right direction for the show to return sooner rather than later.
H/T: Hollywood Reporter