True Detective showrunner shares update on ‘completely different’ season 5

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11 Jun 2024, 06:35

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Following a haunting, icy fourth season, True Detective is returning for a fifth outing, and showrunner Issa López has shared some details.

Season four, called Night County, starred Taxi Driver, Silence of the Lambs and Nyad actor Jodie Foster, along with former boxing champion Kali Reis, John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, Fiona Shaw and more. 

It was set in Alaska, and focused on the bizarre disappearance of six men from a research station. However, the next season will take us somewhere new, with López having said: “It's completely different. There's different characters, different setting, different story — and I'm enjoying it like crazy."



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Speaking to Variety, she revealed that the next instalment is “in the writing. And it's a blast".

Whether the new story will once again have two female leads, the show’s boss kept her cards close to her chest, saying: “I will not tell you that yet – yet. But it's a completely different adventure. Let's put it that way."

When asked whether anything at all will carry over from season four, she said: “I still can’t tell, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised. We’ll see.”

However, the showrunner did also share whether she thought Reis' character, Evangeline Navarro, is alive following the ambiguous conclusion of her character’s story at the end of season four. "I think it’s up to you, really, truly,” she said. But, truly, if you look at it the way that Navarro has already gone into the ice and has already followed those voices­. The way she goes the second time is in peace, in light — I don’t think she’s dead. But I think that if you come to me and say she had this calling to let go and be with the women she lost, that’s OK too.”

True Detective: Night Country is available to watch on Sky and NOW.