Judging from the True Detective: Night Country teaser, it's clear that two women cops band together to lead an investigation into a mysterious case that unfolds during the longest night in Alaska.
HBO on Wednesday unveiled a new teaser trailer for the upcoming season of True Detective. The fourth season has been titled True Detective: Night Country. a departure from the typical all-male buddy-cop drama, this season showcases a compelling narrative led by two female detectives.
Judging from the teaser, it's clear that two women cops band together to lead an investigation into a mysterious case that unfolds during the longest night in Alaska.
The official synopsis for the series reveals, "When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the eight men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”
True Detective season 4 challenges gender stereotypes
Filmmaker-writer Issa López has developed, written and directed this six-part gritty, dark drama with a strong feminist perspective for HBO. The series stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis in the lead roles.
The dark and gloomy visual style set against the snow-covered, nippy roads of Alaska seems to take inspiration from the classic crime film Fargo. Two lady officers form an unlikely alliance much to the shock of their colleagues to take on a terrifying case.
"I don’t know what the hell they’re doing together. I thought they hated each other," tells a cop in the series. It seems, with this series, Issa López wanted to burst the myth that two equally powerful, independent and strong-willed women can't work with each other and save the day for common people. You thought buddy cop stories could not be said with women in lead roles?
True Detective: Night Country is set to premiere on January 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and Max.