The first footage is out for HBO's True Detective: Night Country, which stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as detectives investigating the disappearance of staffers from a scientific research station in Alaska.
"When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace," says the official synopsis from HBO. "To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice."
This is the fourth season of the popular series and the first one to feature all women detectives; each season has had a different setting and stars. The series was created by Nic Pizzolatto.
Out actress Foster, a two-time Oscar winner, is also an executive producer of the new season, which will air in 2023. An exact premiere date has not been announced. Issa Lopez, the writer, director, and showrunner for Night Country, is an executive producer as well. There are several other exec producers, including Barry Jenkins of Moonlight fame.
The season marks Foster's first starring role on television since 1975, Deadline notes. She appeared frequently on TV as a child. Reis is a professional boxer and Indigenous rights advocate who became the sport's first Indigenous American woman champion. She won critical and audience praise with her acting debut in the indie film Catch the Fair One in 2021.
Costarring with Foster and Reis are John Hawkes, Christopher Eccleston, Fiona Shaw, Finn Bennett, Anna Lambe, Aka Niviana, Isabella Star Lablanc, and Joel D. Montgrand.