The ‘True Detective: Night Country’ Trailer Reveals A Chilling Atmosphere & A Fiery Jodie Foster

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Having just recently rewatched The Silence of the Lambs, Jodie Foster’s brilliance as a woman of the law is fresh in my mind. Having said that, True Detective: Night Country stands on its own merits as what looks to be a gripping thriller in the fourth season of the hit HBO series.

We’ve got frozen corpses in Alaska, folks! And this doesn’t have the same dark comedy tone as, say, Fargo. This is going to be just flat-out dark, heavy and gritty. Sure, maybe some of the sardonic humor will be sprinkled in throughout, but I’m personally just so hyped to see Foster and a bunch of other actors tear it up with what looks to be great material from writer-director Issa López.

The foreboding cold of Alaska and the fact that this looks to be set predominantly at night during the winter only adds to the tense, chilling atmosphere. The Last Frontier is known for having very little daylight during its winter season, so the fact that this new True Detective is capitalizing on that is a genius move on premise alone.

Under all those adverse and inclement conditions, it’d be pretty damn hard to solve a murder, wouldn’t it? But I’m confident that the same woman who played Clarice Starling and held her own against Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill can find a way to get the job done by the time the finale hits.

True Detective: Night Country is coming in hot with a January 14, 2024, premiere date. With all the writers and actors strikes that have happened, this show is yet another reminder we’re going to have a serious influx of highly anticipated entertainment coming in the next two years or so.

Although I don’t know if anything will ever live up to Season 1 of True Detective with our guy Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, it won’t be a shock to see Foster, her co-lead Kali Reis, and a seemingly gifted ensemble at least approach that caliber of quality.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock