True Detective Season 4: Showrunner Issa López Responds to Creator’s Criticism True Detective Season 4: Showrunner Issa López Responds to Creator’s Criticism
True Detective Season 4 Now on HBO
True Detective season 4, titled Night Country, has premiered on HBO, and it’s already causing a stir. The new season has been met with mixed reviews, but one thing is for sure: it’s different from the first three seasons. That’s because Night Country has a new showrunner, Issa López.
Issa López Responds to Nic Pizzolatto’s Criticism
Issa López, who has directing and writing credits on the fourth season’s six episodes, has responded to disparaging comments by the anthology series’ creator, Nic Pizzolatto. In an interview with Vulture, López said Pizzolatto‘s disparaging remarks are “his prerogative.”
“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,” said López. “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.”
Nic Pizzolatto Not Happy with True Detective Season 4
Nic Pizzolatto created and wrote the first season of True Detective, which aired in 2014. The first season was a hit, but Pizzolatto‘s second was universally panned, and the third season did just a bit better.
Pizzolatto apparently isn’t happy with Night Country. When it premiered, Pizzolatto changed his Instagram bio to read “True Detective S1-3 (NOT Night Country).”
Instagram comments by him also cut deeply.
“I certainly did not have any input on this story or anything else,” he allegedly wrote in another comment. “Can’t blame me.”
What Critics Are Saying About True Detective Season 4
True Detective: Night Country has been met with mixed reviews from critics. Some have praised it for its originality and its new direction, while others have criticized it for being too different from the first three seasons.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the season has a 93% critical rating and a 67% audience rating. This makes it the highest-rated season of True Detective on Rotten Tomatoes.
Where to Watch True Detective Season 4
True Detective: Night Country is available to watch on HBO and HBO Max. New episodes air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.