- True Detective season 4, titled Night Country, features a strong cast led by Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, who deliver captivating performances.
- The fourth season of True Detective not only lives up to its predecessors but surpasses them, thanks to its compelling plotlines and talented cast.
- Viewers anticipate a potential season 5 of True Detective due to the rave reviews and success of the fourth season.
Like its predecessor, True Detective season 4 boasts a talented cast that helps it carry on its legacy as one of the best crime anthology shows on TV. The series has been one of HBO Max’s most successful originals with one of the highest viewership on the network, leaving viewers enraptured with its compelling plotlines, character arcs, and unique narrative style. Created by Nic Pizzolatto, the anthology crime-drama series’ fourth season has been highly anticipated and is set in the fictional town of Ennis, Alaska. The characters are tasked with investigating the spooky disappearance of eight men from a research station and utilize unconventional methods to uncover the truth.
Titled Night Country, the series boasts a strong cast led by Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, whose characters are forced to confront their pasts through the investigation. Despite having strong predecessors to compare to, the fourth season of True Detective manages to not only return to its original form but improve upon it. This is no doubt thanks to the stellar cast that brings the enthralling story of season four to life. Given the rave reviews of the fourth season, viewers are already looking forward to a potential season 5 of True Detective.
True Detective is available to stream on Max.
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Jodie Foster as Liz Danvers
Jodie Foster, who received an Academy Award for playing Detective Clarice Starling in The Silence of The Lambs, could not have been better suited to lead the series as Liz Danvers. Liz is heralded with the task of investigating the sudden disappearance of eight men from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, with the only lead being their shoes that are left behind.
Foster had a breakthrough with her role as Iris Steensma in Taxi Driver, for which she received her first Academy Award nomination. Although she didn’t win that time, Foster eventually went on to get 2 Academy Awards for her performance as Sarah Tobias in The Accused and Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs. She also appeared as the lead in Panic Room (playing Meg Altman), Flightplan (Kyle Pratt), and The Mauritanian (Nancy Hollander) – which earned her a Golden Globe.
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Kali Reis as Evangeline Navarro
Evangeline Navarro works alongside Liz Danvers to uncover the mystery haunting the town while also battling her own demons. Portrayed by professional boxer and actress Kali Reis, she made her acting debut in Catch the Fair One as Kaylee, where she is also credited as the writer. The plot follows the story of a former boxer on a quest to find her missing sister. Reis has also starred in Black Flies opposite Sean Penn and appears in Wind River: The Next Chapter alongside Gil Birmingham and Scott Eastwood.
John Hawkes as Hank Prior
Hank Prior, a police officer with deadly old grudges and an eerie past, is portrayed by John Hawkes. Hawkes is best known for his role as “Teardrop” Dolly in the coming-of-age drama Winter’s Bone, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. His other brilliant performances include Mark O’Brien in The Sessions, Robert Lantham in Lincoln, Charlie Hayes in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Freddie Spearman in American Gangster. His TV credits are just as impressive as he starred as Sol Star in Deadwood, Viggo in Too Old to Die Young, and Klaw in Marvel’s Wastelanders: Doom.
Christopher Eccleston as Ted Corsaro
Sharing a long history with Liz Danvers, Ted Corsaro is a politically inclined ‘animal’ and the regional Chief of Police. The character is played by BAFTA nominee Christopher Eccleston, best known for his role as the ninth Doctor in Doctor Who. He was also cast as the iconic comic villain Malekith in Thor: The Dark World, portraying John Lennon in Lennon Naked, and David Stephen in Shallow Grave. Apart from an extensive career in film, he has also appeared in television, notably as Matt Jamison in another HBO original The Leftovers, and appears in the film Young Woman and the Sea as Jabez Wolffe.
Fiona Shaw as Rose Aguineau
With a dense and dark past full of deceit and darkness, survivalist Rose Aguineau is portrayed by Fiona Shaw, who is no stranger to starring in suspense thrillers. Shaw starred as Carolyn Martens – head of the Russian Section of MI6 in the series Killing Eve for which she received a BAFTA award. She is best known for her portrayal of the character Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter film series. She has also been credited as Miss Harrison in Enola Holmes and joined the Andor cast as Maarva Andor.
Finn Bennett as Peter Prior
Newcomer Finn Bennett stars as Peter Prior – Danvers’ protégé and apprentice. This is Bennett’s first major onscreen appearance since his recurring role as Marcellus in the British-Italian historical drama series Domina. Bennett has also appeared in the Channel 4 miniseries Kiri alongside Sarah Lancashire as Si Warner and in the coming-of-age TV movie Cider with Rosie as Jack alongside Timothy Spall and Samantha Morton.
Anna Lambe as Kayla Malee
Anna Lambe stars as Kayla Malee, a young nurse who overly protective and concerned about her family. Lambe is best known for her debut role as Spring in the sports drama The Grizzlies, for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination. She has also appeared in the coming-of-age series Trickster as Sarah and Dawn in Dusk & Dawn (where she also serves as associate producer).
True Detective Season 4 Supporting Cast & Characters
Aka Niviâna as Julia – Newcommer Aka Niviâna debuts in True Detective as Julia – Navarro’s sister battling demons from her past and within her. This is Niviâna’s first acting credit. She previously served as a runner for the critically acclaimed series Borgen – a political drama about a prime minister’s rise to power, starring Sidse Babbett Knudsen in the lead.
Isabella Star LaBlanc as Leah – Isabella Star LaBlanc portrays Danvers’ stepdaughter Leah, who is struggling to find her voice and identity. LaBlanc has previously starred in a recurring role in the drama series Long Slow Exhale as Elfrina. She was also an extra on the series In An Instant.
Joel D. Montgrand as Eddie Qavvik – Joel D. Montgrand plays Eddie Qavvik, a local musher with deep connections and Navarro’s love interest. Montgrand is best known for his role as Hakoda in Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also appeared in the award-winning film Beans as Kania’tariio.
In this anthology series, each season follows a different detective or set of detectives as they forced to confront some horrific truths about their town and themselves. No matter the setting and characters, each detective must unravel lies and clues to solve the chilling mysteries around them.
- Release Date
- January 12, 2014
- Matthew McConaughey , Woody Harrelson , Colin Farrell , Rachel McAdams , Taylor Kitsch , Mahershala Ali , Carmen Ejogo , Michelle Monaghan , Michael Potts , Ray Fisher , Jodie Foster
- Anthology , Mystery
- Story By
- NIC PIZZOLATTO
- HBO Max