The HBO award-winning hit crime drama True Detective has entered into development for its fourth season, however, this time without its creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto (Galveston), according to The Hollywood Reporter. In lieu of Pizzolatto, Barry Jenkins (The Underground Railroad) has been introduced as a new executive producer on the series for its fourth installment along with Issa Lopez (Secondary Effects) slated as another executive producer and director.
True Detective is a successful anthology series for the premium network and has compiled 24 episodes over its three-season run. The series took off running in 2014 with its renowned first season starring Matthew McConaughey (Mud), Woody Harrelson (No Country for Old Men), and Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone) and has been followed by subsequent seasons with Colin Farrell (In Bruges), Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls), Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights).
Speculation continues about the fourth season for the series as there’s been a substantial gap between the third season which premiered in the summer of 2019. It is assumed that Pizzolatto may still be involved as an executive producer although it is expected that Harrelson and McConaughey will be back in that executive producer capacity. Jenkins’ inclusion in the series comes after the announcement that he will be making a deal with HBO after his deal expired with Amazon Studios. In terms of Pizzolatto, he is currently undergoing the pre-production stages for his original screenplay for the film Ghost Army.
Currently, there is no timeline available for the release nor the start of production for True Detective season four, yet television fans can catch up on the Emmy award-winning series on HBO Max.