The most recent episode of True Detective: Night Country took the mysterious events in Ennis, Alaska to an even more chilling turn. HBO announced on Monday that Episode 5 of True Detective: Night Country will premiere early on Max. The episode will be available for streaming at 9 pm ET on Friday, February 9th, and will still have its HBO debut on February 11th at 9 pm ET. The season finale is scheduled for Sunday, February 18th at the same time and will also be available on Max.
By releasing Episode 5 early, HBO aims to allow Max viewers to catch the penultimate episode ahead of another major television event on Sunday, February 11th – Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.
What Is True Detective: Night Country About?
In True Detective: Night Country, “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 (Jodie Foster) and Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry within themselves and dig into the haunted truths buried under the eternal ice.”
The series features Jodie Foster, Kali Reis, Finn Bennett, Fiona Shaw, Christopher Eccleston, Isabelle Star LaBlanc, and John Hawkes. Issa López serves as showrunner, writer, director for all episodes, and executive producer.
Issa López Responds to Series Creator’s Critiques
True Detective: Night Country is the first season of the anthology series without involvement from series creator Nic Pizzolatto. Pizzolatto recently shared some critical comments online about the new season. López responded in a recent interview, stating, “I believe that every storyteller has a very specific, peculiar, and unique relation to the stories they create, and whatever his reactions are, he’s entitled to them. That’s his prerogative.” López expressed her profound love for Pizzolatto’s work and for those who loved it. She emphasized that Night Country is a reinvention, done with the idea of bringing people together to enjoy the experience.
Episode 5 of True Detective: Night Country will be available for streaming on Friday, February 9th, at 9 pm ET on Max and will premiere on HBO on Sunday, February 11th, at 9 pm ET.