This season follows a female investigator duo, played by Jodie Foster and Kali Reis, as they examine the disappearances of 8 males from the Tsalal Arctic Research Station in Ennis, Alaska, all occurring throughout 24 hours of nighttime arctic winter season, where town tricks aren’t the only things shrouded in darkness. Everything sounds a bit like the seasonally-flipped variation of Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia with Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs mode. Yes, please?
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins ( If Beale Street Could Talk, Moonlight) is producing, and growing auteur Issa Lopez ( Tigers Are Not Afraid), who composed the pilot, is serving as author, showrunner, and director of all 6 episodes. Which would, a minimum of on paper, provide Night Country the constant innovative voice the previous 2 seasons perhaps were missing out on. The town and research study station are imaginary, however the majority of the series was shot on location in Iceland.
The supporting cast listed below Foster and Reis consists of Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, and Isabella Star LaBlanc, with Christopher Eccleston and John Hawkes getting a few of the most evaluate time in this very first appearance. It is difficult to picture a character star more completely fit to True Detective than John Hawkes, who can play “haunted townie” in both funny ( Eastbound & & Down) and drama ( Winter’s Bone) alike.
This newest season was initially slated to strike streaming this year, however chairman and CEO of HBO and Max Content Casey Bloys told a code conference that it had actually been pressed back to January ’24 in the hopes that the striking authors and stars would be readily available to promote it. The WGA authors strike ended today, though SAG-AFTRA are still on the picket lines.
Whether that ends quickly or not, a few of us do not require a complete marketing trip to get delighted about a Jodie Foster murder-mystery set in Alaska produced by Barry Jenkins.