Kaley Cuoco’s new comedic-thriller series, “Based on a True Story,”. It takes a deep dive into the world of true crime and toilets. She added it to her growing list of onscreen investigations. So, Cuoco is ready to lead Peacock’s new true-crime–inspired series about three people. Their lives get upside down after an unexpected series of events forces them together.
Therefore, Peacock’s new series is on its way to immerse us in another eccentric mystery. According to the streaming platform, the show is about “a realtor, a plumber, and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder, and the slow-close toilet seat”. Not the typical thriller theme, but it is giving exciting vibes.
Therefore, the eight-episode series will take place in Los Angeles. There the characters will be confronted with questions of “fame, ambition, aspiration, and murder.”
When will Base on a True Story be released?
“Based on a True Story” was first announced on April 11, 2022, per Variety. At the time, the media reported that the comedic thriller show from executive producers Craig Rosenberg, Jason Bateman, and Michael Costigan. However, they had been given a straight-to-series order by Peacock. However, it means an entire season would go into production at once. Straight-to-series orders are common in the streaming production pipeline. The shows are generally presented as entire units. So, there have been examples of Peacock shows following both release models.
More than a year passed — with the entire first season planned, produced, filmed, edited, and readied for promotion. Before NBCUniversal announced a premiere date for the project. At its presentation to advertisers in May 2023, the entertainment company announced (via Deadline) that “Based on a True Story” would debut on its Peacock on June 8, 2023. The complete eight-episode order will hit the streaming service all at once.
Based on a True Story Cast
The series will star Kaley Cuoco as a married woman named Ava Bartlett. Chris Messina as Nathan, and Tom Bateman as Matt. Additional cast members include Priscilla Quintana and Liana Liberato. “Stranger Things” stars Natalia Dyer, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Aisha Alfa, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, and Li Jun Li.
While parts of “Based on a True Story” were reportedly influenced by true events. Peacock has not shared any additional details about the series or the actual crime that inspired it.
What is the plot of Based on a True Story?
However, on May 2, 2023, Peacock announced some details (via Deadline) regarding what to expect from “Based on a True Story”. Also, It’s a satirical take on true crime about a trio of opportunists from different walks of life who team up to cynically exploit the true crime phenomenon.
Exact plot details about “Based on a True Story” remain scant. One thing that’s for certain: The series is reportedly actually based on a real event. “There are some true stories that are stranger than fiction as is the case for the events that inspire this show”.
Moreover, Beatrice Springborn, president of production studio UCP, told Variety. “It is a twisted, thrilling and incredibly funny series. According to the official logline, “Based on a True Story” will follow “a realtor, a plumber, and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide. It is exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder, and the slow close toilet seat.”
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