Christopher Eccleston joins True Detective season 4

Christopher Eccleston, who played the Ninth Doctor for a single season when Doctor Who was rebooted on television in 2005 by Russell T Davies, is amongst a number of big names joining the already star-studded fourth season of HBO’s True Detective.

Eccleston, who has in more recent times worked as part of the MCU, in HBO show The Leftovers and BBC show The A Word amongst many others, will join Fiona Shaw of Killing Eve and Harry Potter fame alongside Finn Bennett (Domina, The Nevers) and Anna Lambe (Three Pines, Trickster), reports Variety

The fourth season of the anthology series will see Jodie Foster and Kali Reis take over in the lead roles for the show.

Officially titles True Detective: Night Country, the description for the new season says: “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 (Reis) will have to confront the darkness they carry in themselves, and dig into the haunted truths that lie buried under the eternal ice.”

It is understood Christopher Eccleston will play Ted Corsaro, “the regional Chief of Police and a political animal with a long history tying him to Liz Danvers.”

Fiona Shaw is set to play Rose Aguineau, “a survivalist with a past full of secrets.”

The show is currently in pre-production, so there could be a bit of a wait until we see Eccleston and the other exciting cast additions on screen in the show on HBO.

The first season of True Detective premiered on HBO in 2014 and starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It has since had two more seasons with a series of big-name cast members including Colin Farrel, Rachel McAdams,  Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff and many more.