True Detective: The anthology series True Detective has had its ups and downs over the years, with the show’s second season being particularly rocky following the largely positive reception of the first.
Set in the part of Alaska where the sun sets for months at a time, True Detective: Night Country stars Jodie Foster. As a result, this will be the show’s darkest season to date.
HBO has released the first page of the first episode’s script for the upcoming fourth season of their popular crime anthology series on the show’s Twitter account, and it’s scene-setting at its finest.
Things looked promising for a comeback when it was announced that Jodie Foster, star of the 1991 psychological thriller The Silence of the Lambs, would be joining the cast of HBO’s crime anthology series True Detective for its fourth season.
Add to the mix writer/director Issa López, whose 2017 film Tigers Are Not Afraid caused quite a stir around the world, and her co-star Kali Reis, and it appeared that there was something going on.
When you combine that with the fact that it was perpetually freezing outside, the stage was set for a new season that would delve into the darkest corners of the human psyche.
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The excerpt starts off with the word “EXT-ARCTIC,” which stands for the longer “Exterior Arctic” and describes the icy climate. For weeks or months, the sun will sink slowly behind the horizon of frost, just as it did in the frozen deserts David Lean filmed for Lawrence of Arabia.
This makes it a fitting backdrop for a series that has become known for delving into the concept of “the dark night of the soul.”
True Detective, like 30 Days of Night before it, uses a natural phenomenon—the earth’s rotation—to its advantage by removing the protagonists’ access to illuminating daylight.
The announcement of the location’s extreme isolation—”150 MILES ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE” and “THE LAST SUNSET OF THE YEAR”—strikes the foreboding note familiar to viewers of films like “The Thing,” in which a group of people are isolated from help and have nowhere to run as a crisis unfolds.
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Only the writers of True Detective: Night Country know for sure what lies ahead for the two leads in this frozen tundra of crime-solving and violence, and the series has already dealt with murderous cults, criminal syndicates, and kidnappers. In 2023, fans can expect True Detective: Night Country.