Hollywood legend Jodie Foster will be one of the lead actors in the highly-anticipated fourth season of 'True Detective'.

The new season of the acclaimed HBO anthology series will be titled 'True Detective: Night Country'.

The show's logline reads: "When the long winter night falls in Ennis, Alaska, the six men that operate the Tsalal Arctic Research Station vanish without a trace. To solve the case, Detectives Liz Danvers (Foster) and Evangeline Navarro will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice."

'True Detective' first aired in 2014. The first season starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and received critical acclaim upon its release. However, the second season starring Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughan was not as warmly received. The third season saw the show return to form and starred Mahershala Ali in the main role.

This will be Foster's first major TV role. The Hollywood star is known for her roles in 'The Silence of the Lambs' and 'The Accused'. Her first nomination for best supporting actress came from her role in 'Taxi Driver'. She starred alongside Robert DeNiro in the Scorsese classic when she was just 14. She has also won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes throughout her career.

In a resurgence in the early 2000's, Foster transitioned to mainstream action thrillers like 'Panic Room' and 'Flightplan'.

The upcoming season of 'True Detective' is moving in a different creative direction, with Issa López taking over from series creator Nic Pizzolatto as the main writer and director on the show.

Pizzolatto will executive produce alongside Foster, McConaughey, Harrelson, Cary Fukunaga, Page Arriaga, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski and Mark Ceryak for Pastel and Mari Jo Winkler.

There is currently no release date for 'True Detective' season four. Make sure to check in with our website for updates.