True Detective season 5: EP confirms different setting

True Detective: Night Country (season 4)
Photo: HBO

In some ways, it feels like it would be a foregone conclusion to say that True Detective season 5 would be different than season 4. After all, that has been the tradition for this franchise from the beginning!

Yet, there was a reason for some of these questions resurfacing, with the biggest one being that this is the first time that Issa Lopez will have a chance to write another season, and you could argue that it would be easy to bring back Danvers or Navarro. Or, potentially find a way to keep the show in Ennis.

SUBSCRIBE to Matt & Jess on YouTube for more TRUE DETECTIVE videos!

Based on what we are hearing, though, the anthology nature of the franchise will remain. Speaking to Variety, here is what Lopez had to say:

[I am currently in] the writing. And it’s a blast. It’s completely different. There’s different characters, different setting, different story — and I’m enjoying it like crazy.

Now as for whether or not anything from season 4 will be incorporated into season 5, here is what we’d consider to be a rather fascinating tease, all things considered:

I still can’t tell, but I think you will be pleasantly surprised. We’ll see.

Just like Tuttle United in season 4 was an Easter egg in some way to season 1, there could be something similar in season 5 — or, an homage to other seasons. Even if there were some who found the Tuttle callback to be a mistake (we never did), it did not do anything to alter the legacy of the first season, which was great. Then again, the same could be said for Night Country, which had a wonderfully engrossing world, great performances, and a fantastic final sequence. It proved itself to be the best season since the very first, and we have plenty of faith in Lopez moving forward.

Related Be sure to get some more news on True Detective now, including some current premiere date hopes

What do you most want to see moving into True Detective season 5?

Be sure to share right now, remember to keep coming back — there are other updates that are coming in the near future.

Love TV? Be sure to like Matt & Jess on Facebook for more updates!