‘True Detective: Night Country’ Season 4 Watch Guide

‘True Detective: Night Country’ Season 4 Watch Guide

Fans of the iconic anthology series, True Detective, are about to get what they have been waiting five years for: a fourth season. The new season, titled Night Country, premieres on January 14, 2024, with new episodes dropping every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET for five weeks. You’ll find all the information you need to watch True Detective season 4 right here, from where to watch to what to expect of the new season.

Share the love – and get paid! Refer friends & family to DIRECTV and everybody wins!

DIRECTV customers connected via Satellite or via Internet can get up to $500 in eGift cards when someone they refer signs up for new service. ($100 per new customer)


True Detective_season 4 PosterFor those wondering where to watch True Detective, look no further. Fans can watch new episodes of the fourth season of this anthology crime drama live Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO with their TV provider, or stream on Max (formerly HBO Max).

DIRECTV customers can find HBO on channels 501-511. And for more information on connecting your Max account to DIRECTV, check out this post.

Not only can you watch new episodes of True Detective: Night Country on HBO and Max, but you can also watch all three of the show’s prior seasons as well! And while you don’t need to watch the previous seasons to understand the plot of season 4, this gritty crime show is worth the watch, all the way through.

Plus, there do seem to be some serious connections to season 1 in the new season.

In fact, some consider the first season of True Detective to be one of the best seasons of television ever made, thanks to the show’s strong writing and stellar performances from the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. And while seasons 2 and 3 didn’t get grip viewers quite as tightly, they’re still binge-worthy for anyone into crime dramas.

Watch True Detective seasons 1-3 on DIRECTV


Finally, True Detective returns after a five-year hiatus, and fans have high hopes about the new season. And while the show’s anthology format typically ensures a new plot and set of characters for each season, there are some familiar aspects of the season fans should be on the lookout for.

Each season of the crime drama anthology follows the story of a new set of detectives who have been tasked with solving a crime. But these aren’t just any crimes; throughout the seasons, lead detectives have encountered their fair share of horror, murder, mysterious disappearances, dark truths and more, while also dealing with their own, complicated lives.

It appears that the upcoming season of the show will have a similar dark tone as the first season did, and touch on similar themes as the previous seasons.

In a secluded town of Alaska, season 4 of True Detective delves into a mystery that sends shockwaves through the community. Not that the community isn’t used to strange things happening. In fact, seeing ghosts – or what people think are ghosts – doesn’t seem to be out of the ordinary in this town with months of perpetual darkness.

It begins with the sudden and unexplained disappearance of eight men from a remote research station. As investigators descend upon the small town, the search for truth becomes more elusive, and the lines between reality and the supernatural blur.

Investigators, led by Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro, race to uncover the sinister truth that lies hidden amidst the frozen mystery, unearthing a web of conspiracy, betrayal and personal demons that threaten to consume both the town and themselves.

And from the reviews so far, it sounds like this season will be as thrilling, mysterious and engaging as ever. You’re going to want to bundle up before watching Night Country, because it’s about to be downright chilling.


To get excited for the upcoming premiere of True Detective season 4, check out this official trailer.

From the trailer alone you can feel the mysterious atmosphere and the darkness of the small (fictional) town of Ennis, Alaska in which the season takes place. And while we don’t know how this crime will get solved, we do know there are going to be twists and turns that no one saw coming.

Make sure to watch the premiere episode of True Detective: Night Country Sunday, January 14, 2024, to start unraveling this mystery.


After three seasons with show creator Nic Pizzolatto as showrunner, the reigns have been passed on to Issa López, who also wrote and directed the new season. In fact, director Issa López already had this concept before she joined on to True Detective.

Regarding the partnership, she explained:

“Then, the moment that I was given the True Detective of it all, it became clear that I could take the things that excited me about that first season: the two characters, the focus on the landscape behind them, the supernatural tones… and it just completely clicked with what I had.”

From there, the new season came together, with stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis acting as the two lead detectives. They aren’t the only characters to look forward to, though.

Below is the list of the main characters of the new season to get you ready for the season premiere.

Jodie Foster as Liz Danvers

Detective Liz Danvers is a lead detective investigating the mysterious disappearance of eight men working in a research lab on the outskirts of a small town in Alaska. Danvers is tough, serious and doesn’t care whether the citizens of Ennis like her or not. All in all, she is not messing around. 

Kali Reis as Evangeline Navarro

Counterpart to Foster’s character is Kali Reis, playing Detective Evangeline Navarro, a tough-as-nails detective that might not get along with her partner, Danvers, but is willing to do whatever it takes to solve this crime and its connection to another unsolved case.

John Hawkes as Hank Prior

Officer Hank Prior is a coworker of Danvers and Navarro with a past full of secrets and old grudges he is not yet willing to let go of.

Finn Bennett as Peter Prior

Peter Prior, a member of the town police force, may be Officer Hank Prior’s son, but that’s where the similarities seem to end. In fact, Danvers is the one who has taken Peter on as an apprentice.

Fiona Shaw as Rose Aguineau

Rose Aguineau is an Ennis local that seems to know everyone, even if they don’t really know her. Oh, and she also consistently sees the ghost of her dead husband, so that’s something.

Isabella Star LaBlanc as Leah Danvers

Leah Danvers is Detective Danvers’ stepdaughter, who unsurprisingly, does not get along with the tough-love cop, and prefers to spend time with other members of the local Indigenous Tribe, the Iñupiat. 

Anna Lambe as Kayla Malee

Kayla Malee is a local nurse who will seemingly do whatever it takes to protect her family.

Christopher Eccleston as Ted Corsaro

Ted Corsaro is the regional Chief of Police who has some sort of relationship with Danvers, but how far it spans is still unknown. 


The new season of True Detective will premiere on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and streaming on Max.

And to get the best entertainment experience, you can watch that, and all your other favorite series live with DIRECTV.

If you aren’t a customer yet, find out how you can save today! Learn more here.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will True Detective Season 4 premiere?

True Detective: Night Country will premiere live on HBO and streaming on Max on January 14, 2024, at 9 p.m. ET.

What is True Detective Season 4 about?

True Detective Season 4 takes place in a small Alaskan town and follows the investigation after eight men disappear from a research station on the outskirts of town.

Who is in the new season of True Detective?

Season 4 of True Detective stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. Christopher Eccleston, Finn Bennet, Isabella Star and John Hawkes are also cast members of the new season.

The content is featured on is editorial content brought to you by DIRECTV. While some of the programming discussed may now or in the future be available affiliates distribution services, the companies and persons discussed and depicted, and the authors and publishers of licensed content, are not necessarily associated with and do not necessarily endorse DIRECTV. When you click on ads on this site you may be taken to DIRECTV marketing pages that display advertising content. Content sponsored or co-created by programmers is identified as "Sponsored Content" or "Promoted Content."