True Detective returns for a fourth season on HBO with Barry Jenkins set to produce crime thriller 

True Detective returns for a fourth season on HBO with Barry Jenkins set to produce crime thriller  2
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A fourth season of the anthology crime drama series True Detective is currently in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sources told the media outlet that Issa Lopez and Barry Jenkins had been brought on to executive produce a new run of episodes that would be entitled True Detective: Night Country.

The Hollywood Reporter also pointed out that HBO declined to offer any comments about the project, as deals have not been finalized as of yet.

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New project: A fourth season of the anthology crime drama series True Detective is currently in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter

New project: A fourth season of the anthology crime drama series True Detective is currently in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who starred in the first season of the program, are expected to return as executive producers.

Series creator Nic Pizzolatto will likely also be credited as an executive producer.

The program’s former showrunner will not be formally involved with the new run of episodes, as he parted ways with HBO in 2020.

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True Detective’s first season, which made its debut in 2014, was centered on a pair of detectives who were tasked with investigating the murder of a prostitute.

Back at it: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who starred in the first season of the program, are expected to return as executive producers

Back at it: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who starred in the first season of the program, are expected to return as executive producers

The former partners are later brought back together after almost two decades apart in order to finally catch the killer.

The first run of episodes, which was entirely directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, received critical acclaim upon its release, and its cast and crew were nominated for numerous awards for their work. 

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True Detective’s second season premiered the following year and followed interweaving stories from three separate California police departments.

That run also featured an ensemble cast that included the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, among others.

Back for more: True Detective's second season premiered the following year and followed interweaving stories from three separate California police departments

Back for more: True Detective’s second season premiered the following year and followed interweaving stories from three separate California police departments

Talented cast: That run also featured an ensemble cast that included the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, among others

Talented cast: That run also featured an ensemble cast that included the likes of Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Vince Vaughn, among others

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The second season of the show received generally positive reviews, although critics widely favored the program’s first season.

True Detective’s third run of episodes premiered in 2017, and the episodes, which were centered on officers in the Arkansas State Police, moved between three separate time periods.

The program’s cast also changed prior to the premiere of the new season that featured performers such as Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Scoot McNairy.

The third set of episodes were lauded as a return to form for the program, and critics praised both the writing and performances of the cast.

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New edition: True Detective's third run of episodes premiered in 2017, and the episodes, which were centered on officers in the Arkansas State Police, moved between three separate time periods

New edition: True Detective’s third run of episodes premiered in 2017, and the episodes, which were centered on officers in the Arkansas State Police, moved between three separate time periods

Doing well: The third set of episodes were lauded as a return to form for the program, and critics praised both the writing and performances of the cast

Doing well: The third set of episodes were lauded as a return to form for the program, and critics praised both the writing and performances of the cast

The cast and crew of the program were also nominated for numerous awards following the third season’s premiere.

HBO and HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer, Casey Bloys, previously spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed that network executives were ‘developing various ideas’ for a new season of the program.

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True Detective’s forthcoming fourth run of episodes currently does not have a scheduled release date. 

In the future: True Detective's forthcoming fourth run of episodes currently does not have a scheduled release date

In the future: True Detective’s forthcoming fourth run of episodes currently does not have a scheduled release date

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