Truth Be Told…
Apple TV+ is hitting us with trailers left and right from their new streaming service and one of them is for their true-crime show, Truth Be Told.
Now, truth be told, I don’t listen to any true crime podcasts.
I understand that the genre has gotten a shot in the arm from Netflix’s Making A Murderer, and from Amazon investing in podcast properties–like Serial–behind the scenes to turn some of the stories featured on those podcasts into streaming shows.
But they aren’t for me. I like my “true crime” delivered in a more dramatic fashion, i.e. Mindhunter.
And, of course with AppleTV+ already showing us tripe with Aquaman, fake female astronauts and other nonsensical garbage, I was skeptical about this trailer, but after watching it, now I’m moderately intrigued.
And the official synopsis from Apple TV+ lets us know that:
True crime podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) is called to investigate the case of convicted serial killer Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), a man she incriminated after he murdered the father of two identical twins.
Soon, Parnell must decide where the lines between guilty and innocent lie when Cave confesses to the fact that he was framed for the crime.
Ok. You Got My Attention, Now What.
Starring Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures, The Help), Aaron Paul (BoJack Horseman, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie), and a few other people who’s faces I know but not their names, this looks like the kind of story that has genuine twists.
Like the fact that the white ladies might have done it, framed the white guy, and the black lady might have to question her own, long-held worldview.
I’m not holding out much hope that this will be the dynamic moving forward for the show, but for a series based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber, it looks like it might hold my interest for one season.
Truth Be Told might turn out to be what Pretty Little Liars on HBO should have been in its first season.
“The People Will Get Their Show.”
The details behind this show are that Octavia Spencer is executive producing with Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for their company Hello Sunshine.
Sarah Koenig, creator of the true-crime podcast Serial—which I hear is good from other people—is on board to consult on the series and Anna Foerster, a former second unit cinematographer on Independence Day and multiple other films.
I guess women can get work in Hollywood, eh, Geena Davis?
Truth Be Told drops the truth, however, you wanna’ address it and all ten episodes of it, on December 6, 2019, you Apple fanboys!