Christopher Eccleston joins season 4 of True Detective

Beloved British actor Christopher Eccleston has signed up for the fourth series of True Detective. The critically-acclaimed HBO show is coming back for a fourth run, subtitled Night Country and starring Jodie Foster and Kali Reis. It’s set in Ennis, Alaska, where six men who operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace….

True Detective season 4: Star announced and plot details revealed

True Detective series four has announced its star and revealed plot details. Subtitled Night Country, it welcomes Oscar-winner Jodie Foster in her first adult TV role. She will play Detective Liz Danvers. Deadline describes the plot thusly: “The series is centred around Detectives Liz Danvers and Evangeline Navarro who are looking to solve the case…

True Detective season 4 ‘in the works’ at HBO

One of the landmark crime series of the last decade or so, True Detective has been a huge global hit since its debut in 2014. Now we’re hearing that a fourth series is in the works at home US broadcaster, HBO, and without its original creator and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto. The Hollywood Reporter says that…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E8/8)

How many crime dramas can boast a two-time Oscar winner as their lead actor? It was probably an accidental convergence of schedules that saw True Detective air throughout the same period as awards season, but it can’t have harmed this season’s chances having somebody so high profile as Mahershala Ali in the driving seat. A…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E7/8)

Think back to a time without the internet and you could watch television with its surprises intact. That’s become less and less of an option these days unless you care to live under a rock; a standard tactic of any studio’s marketing department to regularly spoil their own storylines in the hope of a few…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E6/8)

This sixth episode of True Detective is titled Hunters In The Dark and that’s largely how it feels as we enter this final third of the season – as viewers, we still have a lot to learn. The myriad strands of the case are slowly coalescing but we are no wiser to the fate of Julie…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E5/8)

The expectation with any anthology series is the stories contained within it are suitably different, but at the same time, familiar. The vagaries of success can sometimes inform the course of the format’s narrative, however. This is where the lines cross in this third season of True Detective – with enough mileage behind it now…

REVIEW: TRUE DETECTIVE (S3 E4/8)

One unifying feature in coverage of this third season of True Detective is the collective relief in seeing the show return to former glories (of course, your mileage may vary on the strength of that ill-fated sophomore run). Despite sadly dwindling audience numbers, it reflects well on showrunner Pizzolatto that he cares enough about his…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E3/8)

As indications of a loss in faith go, it was pretty definitive – the viewing figures both here and Stateside for the opening episodes of True Detective’s third season were way down on those of its sophomore premiere. It would seem the series has a long way to go to shore up the confidence of…

REVIEW: True Detective (S3 E1&2/8)

The phenomenon of True Detective is primarily based around its flawless first season, which was widely regarded as a modern-day classic of crime drama (and we agreed – it was the winner of our Top Crime Dramas of 2014). The inspired casting of its lead actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey combined with a labyrinthine…

Sky Atlantic confirms True Detective transmission date

One of the big, returning series this year is True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto’s anthology series. Series one, of course, won The Killing Times’ first-ever Best Crime Drama Of The Year back in 2014. After an absence of four years, the series is back, this time starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Stephen Dorff and Carmen Ejogo…

HBO releases new True Detective III trailer

One of the crime drama heavyweights waiting in the wings for early 2019 is True Detective III, Nicolas Pizzolatto’s crime anthology. It’s due to be releases in the US on HBO on 13th January, and the hope is it will follow very soon after in the UK on Sky Atlantic. Here’s a brand-new trailer: Playing out…