True Detective 4: Night Country is dark, mysterious and spiritual

After two unmemorable sequels, López has filled the new chapter of the detective anthology halfway between noir and horror with echoes to Fargo (it is no coincidence, one of his next projects, The Book of Soulsis produced by Noah Hawley) and references to the debut season (starting from the false quote from Hildred Castaigne that appears at the beginning of the first episode), creating a year worthy of the debut season. True Detective: Night Country is set in a small town in Alaska, on the first day of December which ushers in a long period of perpetual darkness. Detective Liz Danvers (Jodie Foster), cynical and seemingly callous, investigates the disappearance of half a dozen researchers from the Tsalal Research Station. The severed tongue of an indigenous woman, Anne Kowtok, was found in her laboratories. Detective Evangeline Navarro (Kali Reis), also of Iñupiat ancestry, believes that the case of Anne – an activist who fought together with the local community for the closure of a polluting mine, found six years earlier stabbed to death – and that of the scientists are tied. Navarro and Danvers are at odds following an old altercation, but when some missing people are found corpses in the middle of the frozen lake in a terrifying and grotesque pose, the two begin to investigate together.

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