February 22, 2024

HBO announced today that True Detective has been renewed for a fifth season. The news comes less than a week after the anthology crime drama wrapped its Season 4 run, which was its first without any involvement from original series creator Nic Pizzolatto. The pickup makes sense, as the just concluded season, titled 'Night Country,' was the most-watched season of True Detective, with a total of 12.7 million cross platform viewers.

Additionally, new showrunner Issa López has signed an overall multiyear deal with HBO to create content exclusive to HBO and Max, including the next season of True Detective.

"Issa Lopez is that one-of-a-kind, rare talent that speaks directly to HBO's creative spirit," said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. "She helmed 'True Detective: Night Country' from start to finish, never once faltering from her own commendable vision, and inspiring us with her resilience both on the page and behind the camera. Alongside Jodie and Kali's impeccable performances, she's made this installation of the franchise a massive success, we are so lucky to have her as part of our family."

The series returned for its fourth season in January after a five year absence. With today's renewal in place, the wait for Season 5 will likely be far less than that.