From struggling filmmaker to Showrunner on True Detective: Night Country -Director and writer Issa López.

Writer and Director Issa López join us to chat how she went from struggling filmmaker to showrunner on HBO’s True Detective: Night Country.

Issa joins Dom Lenoir to chat getting THAT call from HBO and how she brought a beloved franchise back to it’s roots.

She talks:

Shooting in dramatic locations in Alaska.

Extensive development notes.

Waiting years for her big break.

& Developing a chilling (literally) and confrontational character in Jodie Foster’s Liz Danvers.

Plus directing and screenwriting tips and tricks.

All episodes of True Detective: Night Country are available to watch now on Sky Atlantic, streaming service and is available to download and own on digital platforms.

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