Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster is set to polish off her detective badge for the upcoming fourth season of True Detective.
Although the fourth season of the popular anthology series is yet to be given the final go-ahead, it has been reported that Foster has agreed to join the series, and will also serve as executive producer. The season’s title has even been revealed as True Detective: Night Country, and HBO have provided the following synopsis of its story:
“When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers and Evengeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”
The fact that the network has revealed the title and synopsis suggests that season four is a certainty, and fans can look forward to another chilling whodunnit. The first series starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, season two starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughan and Rachel McAdams, and the third season featured Mahershala Ali.
Foster is no stranger to detective work, as her shiny gold Oscar statue will attest; her iconic role as FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs remains one of the most influential characters in cinema history, and makes her appointment to the True Detective universe a total no-brainer.
If you’re not on board the True Detective train yet, here’s the trailer for season one (with a link to get your paws on all available seasons below). Hop on board and enjoy the ride.