HBO Renews True Detective for Fifth Season


HBO has renewed True Detective for a fifth season after the fourth, True Detective: Night Country, concluded on February 18.

True Detective: Night Country, which stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, has become the most-watched season of the series, with 12.7 million cross-platform viewers. Showrunner Issa López will return for the next season, and, under a new multiyear overall deal with HBO, will create other exclusive content for HBO and Max.

“Issa López is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO’s creative spirit,” said Francesca Orsi, executive VP of HBO programming and head of HBO drama series and films. “She helmed True Detective: Night Country from start to finish, never once faltering from her own commendable vision, and inspiring us with her resilience both on the page and behind the camera. Alongside Jodie and Kali’s impeccable performances, she’s made this installation of the franchise a massive success. We are so lucky to have her as part of our family.”

López, who was also a writer and executive producer on True Detective: Night Country, added, “From conception to release, Night Country has been the most beautiful collaboration and adventure of my entire creative life. HBO trusted my vision all the way, and the idea of bringing to life a new incarnation of True Detective with Casey, Francesca and the whole team is a dream come true. I can’t wait to go again.”