‘True Detective’ Season 4 at HBO Adds Five to Cast

“True Detective” Season 4 is building out its main cast with the addition of five actors, Variety has learned.

John Hawkes (“Deadwood,” “Winter’s Bone”), Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who,” “The Leftovers”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve,” “Harry Potter” franchise), Finn Bennett (“Domina,” “ The Nevers”) and Anna Lambe (“Three Pines”, “Trickster”) have all joined the new season alongside previously announced lead actors Jodie Foster and Kali Reis.

Officially titled “True Detective: Night Country,” the official description for the new season reads: “As the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station disappear without a trace. Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Journey) must confront the darkness they carry within themselves and dig into the ghostly truths buried beneath the eternal ice.

Hawkes plays Hank Prior, described as “a cop with old grudges who hides beneath a quiet surface.” Eccleston plays Ted Corsaro, “the regional police chief and a political animal with a long history that ties him to Liz Danvers.”

Shaw will appear as Rose Aguineau, “a survivalist with a past full of secrets.” Bennett plays Peter Prior, “Liz Danvers’ protégé and apprentice – both for better and for worse.” Lambe joins as Kayla Malee, “a young nurse with little patience for anyone who messes with her family.”

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Hawkes is represented by Innovative Artists and Thruline Entertainment. Eccleston is represented by Independent and Principal Entertainment. Shaw is represented by Independent and CAA. Bennett is represented by Tavistock Wood. Lambe is represented by Kirk Talent Agency, LBI Entertainment and Yorn Levine Barnes.

“True Detective: Night Country” is currently in pre-production. Issa López is a writer, director, executive producer and showrunner. Alan Page Arriaga is also a writer and executive producer of the new season. Foster executive produces in addition to the lead role. Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak executive produce through Pastel. Pastel is currently under a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max.

Anonymous Content, which has produced the show’s past seasons, will also executive produce alongside series creator Nic Pizzolatto, Mari Jo Winkler, Chris Mundy and Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson and Cary Joji Fukunaga from Season 1. Princess Daazhraii Johnson , Cathy Tagnak Rexford and Sam Breckman serve as producers. According to HBO, Daazhraii Johnson and Tagnak Rexford are leading an Iñupiaq advisory board to discuss the Native Alaskan culture featured in the show.

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