HBO renews True Detective for a fifth season with Night Country showrunner Issa López returning. The decision follows the success of Night Country, which became the most-watched season of the anthology. López will continue to helm the series and develop new projects for HBO. Despite creator Nic Pizzolatto’s departure, he remains credited as an exec producer. True Detective joins HBO’s roster of acclaimed scripted dramas including The Last of Us, Euphoria and House of the Dragon.
True Detective Renewed for Fifth Season with Issa López Returning as Showrunner
News about ‘True Detective’ Renewed
HBO has renewed True Detective for a fifth season and signed Night Country showrunner Issa López for an overall deal. López, praised for her work on Night Country will return to helm the fifth season and develop new projects for HBO. The decision came after the success of Night Country, which became the most-watched season of True Detective with 12.7 million viewers across platforms. López took over the franchise from creator Nic Pizzolatto, who had moved on to Disney.
Despite Pizzolatto’s departure he remains credited as an executive producer though he has been critical of Night Country on social media. Co-star Kali Reis defended the new installment, while López expressed admiration for Pizzolatto’s work and aimed to maintain the essence of True Detective while bringing her own vision to the series.
López has hinted at ideas for a second season and expressed excitement about continuing to explore the True Detective universe. The show’s executive producers include López, Jodie Foster and various industry figures.
True Detective joins HBO’s lineup of acclaimed scripted dramas including The Last of Us, Euphoria and House of the Dragon with other projects like The Regime and The Sympathizer in the pipeline. Additionally, a potential third season of Big Little Lies is in early development.
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