Night time Nation’s Chilling First Episode Is Streaming Free on YouTube

Jodie Foster in True Detective: Night Country

A somber theme emerges in episode certainly one of True Detective: Night time Nation.
Picture: Michele Okay. Quick/HBO

When you’ve been inquisitive about True Detective: Night time Nation, however don’t have an HBO or Max subscription, put together to be additional tempted: episode one is now streaming free on YouTube. Writer-director Issa López’s (Tigers Are Not Afraid) new installment of the anthology collection is an Alaska-set story that ideas its fur-lined cap to John Carpenter’s The Thing; it additionally incorporates a uncommon TV collection look by Jodie Foster, in a job that calls again to 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.

Night time Nation will run a complete of six episodes, with the fourth installment dropping Sunday, February 4. The season opener units in movement its story of two Alaska cops (performed by Foster and Kali Reis) who should reluctantly put aside their private beef to work a ugly, weird case collectively. It begins simply because the area enters its season of perpetual evening, and includes a bunch of scientists who disappear whereas working at an remoted analysis station, the cold-case homicide of an Indigenous lady focused for her environmental activism, a small city full of secrets and techniques, and… it’s implied… one thing supernatural lurking within the icy darkish.

True Detective: Night time Nation | Season 4, Episode 1 | Max

The remainder of the solid consists of Andor’s Fiona Shaw, Physician Who’s Christopher Eccleston, and Deadwood’s John Hawkes, however to this point it’s largely been the Foster and Reis present—taking part in sophisticated ladies who can’t stand one another but additionally can’t stand the thought of the macabre thriller of their midst going unsolved. Carpenter followers are suggested to maintain their eyes peeled for the Easter eggs referencing his much-loved 1982 sci-fi horror basic; López has also said Night time Nation attracts on The Shining and Alien, and there are ties to the first season of True Detective, too.

Watch episode one on YouTube—or atone for the entire series so far on Max.

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