Two Oscar-winning actors sign the deal
Jodie Foster is returning to television. The Oscar-winning actor and director was selected to star in the fourth season of the HBO series True Detective after lengthy negotiations. Foster will also serve as the executive producer of the anthology. True Detective’s fourth season, dubbed Night Country, is in development, but Foster’s inclusion in the cast is one step short of being official.
HBO describes True Detective: Night Country as follows: “When the long winter night falls on Ennis, Alaska, the six men who run the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without trace. Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro are the ones they carry within themselves to solve the case. will have to face the darkness and investigate the hazy truths that lie beneath the eternal ice.”
Foster will play Liz Danvers in the series. Additional details about the character are not yet available. Issa Lopez (Tigers Are Not Afraid, Secondary Effects) scripts by Alan Page Arriaga (Shining Girls, Fear the Walking Dead) will derive from its authorship. Lopez will direct multiple episodes, including the pilot episode. Both managers Barry He will produce for Jenkins and Pastel, along with Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak.
True Detective: Night Country marks Foster’s biggest television role since she began her career as a child model and starred in shows like Mayberry RFD, Napoleon and Samantha and The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. In recent years, he has taken on a voiceover role on Foster Simpsons. Foster won the Best Actress Oscar for The Accused and Silence of The Lambs.