'True Detective: Night Country' has certainly proved divisive amongst fans, with many praising the series' build-up but criticising its finale.

One person who wasn't a fan of either, however, is Nic Pizzolatto - the man who created the series and wrote/was the showrunner on the first three series.

'Night Country', the fourth series in the HBO anthology crime drama, was instead written and directed by Issa Lopez - and it seems that Pizzolatto is not happy about that fact, if his recent tweets are anything to go by.

Pizzolatto has spent recent days passive-aggressively re-sharing criticism of 'Night Country', which stars Jodie Foster and Kali Reis as police officers in Alaska, investigating both the suspicious deaths of a number of research scientists, and the years-old murder of a local woman.

'Night Country' has now officially ranked as the most-watched series of 'True Detective', but Pizzolatto - who is still credited as an executive producer - has instead focused on re-sharing negative comments on Instagram, including fans who have described it as "a hot mess" with "some of the sloppiest writing".

Now, Kali Reis - who played Evangeline Navarro in the series - has responded to the kerfuffle, saying "That’s a damn shame…but hey I guess “if you don’t have anything good to share, shit on others” is the new wave."

She also responded to a fan who said it was "[Pizzolatto's] baby and his right" to critique the show, saying "Not taking that away from him at all bro, “RIGHT” away my guy. Just be straight up n say what YOU really mean. I’m genuinely interested to hear HIS thoughts on it not filtered through the lil cheerleaders."

Writer and director Lopez has taken a dignified stance to Pizzolatto's very public criticism of her work, saying "That’s his prerogative. I wrote this with profound love for the work he made and love for the people that loved it. And it is a reinvention, and it is different, and it’s done with the idea of sitting down around the fire, and [let’s] have some fun and have some feelings and have some thoughts. And anybody that wants to join is welcome."