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True Detective Season 4 Has Found The Perfect Lead

"True Detective" is an interesting anthology series. 

The first season was met with widespread acclaim, with many heralding it as one of the best seasons of television ever. Unfortunately, Season 2 failed to capture lightning in a bottle twice. Despite a stacked cast featuring the likes of Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Taylor Kitsch, the follow-up just didn't earn the same kind of critical acclaim. Things were quiet on the show's front for several years until it came back in 2019 with Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff starring. 

The show's future was left in the air for a long time after that, but in March 2022, fans got the news they'd been waiting for. HBO announced that "True Detective" Season 4 was in development, promising another twisted tale of intrigue and existentialism. Few details were shared at that point, but now, we know a bit about what the next season will entail, including who will be leading this next set of episodes.

Jodie Foster will star in True Detective Season 4

Jodie Foster is no stranger to mysteries, having starred in the likes of "The Silence of the Lambs," "Flightplan," and "Panic Room" in the past. It makes her an engaging and exciting choice to be one of the leads of the next season of "True Detective."

Variety reports that Foster will play Detective Liz Danvers, who partners up with Detective Evangeline Navarro (yet to be cast) as they investigate the disappearance of six men in Ennis, Alaska. Those missing worked at the Tsalal Arctic Research Station, and the two detectives will have to confront not only the darkness within themselves but also haunted truths within the icy, barren landscape. 

As if Jodie Foster's immense talent in front of the camera wasn't enough (she's won two Academy Awards), the next season will also be produced by Barry Jenkins and written by Issa López. Jodie Foster will also join the show as an executive producer. Expect more details on "True Detective" Season 4 to come out in the near future.