Peacock’s Dark Comedic Thriller BASED ON A TRUE STORY Starring Kaley Cuoco And Chris Messina Scores Second Season Renewal
Peacock’s dark comedic thriller BASED ON A TRUE STORY has been renewed for a second season. The series comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Season 1 features Executive Producer and star Kaley Cuoco, alongside Chris Messina, Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, and Liana Liberato.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY is a satire of the true crime genre with elements that are loosely inspired by true events. Season 1 is about Ava (Kaley Cuoco) and her husband Nathan (Chris Messina), a down-on-their-luck couple, whose lives collide with an infamous serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles and seize a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime by making a podcast with the killer.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY premiered on June 8 and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with critics raving:
“fast-paced, sardonic and highly entertaining thriller” — LOS ANGELES TIMES
“a laugh-out-loud romp on the dark side” — FORBES
“deliciously evil, macabre, and hilarious” — COSMOPOLITAN
“clever, fun, high-stakes entertainment” — GLAMOUR
“the show is at once dark, hilarious, gory, shocking, and surprisingly touching” — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
BASED ON A TRUE STORY is part of Peacock’s recent roster of Originals including POKER FACE, BUPKIS, MRS. DAVIS, BEL-AIR, THE TRAITORS, THE CONTINENTAL, THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS, TWISTED METAL, LOVE ISLAND USA, and more. Additional anticipated content coming soon includes WOLF LIKE ME S2, LOVE ISLAND GAMES, MR. MONK’S LAST CASE: A MONK MOVIE, DR. DEATH S2, TED, and more.
ABOUT SEASON ONE:
Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer / Writer: Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, Gen V)
Executive Producers: Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan (Aggregate Films)
Star / Executive Producer: Kaley Cuoco
Director (101, 108) / Executive Producer (all eps): Alex Buono
Co-Executive Producers: Roxie Rodriguez (Aggregate Films) and Melissa Blake
Cast: Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina, Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, Liana Liberato, Natalia Dyer, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Aisha Alfa, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Li Jun Li, June Diane Raphael, Brandon Keener, Jessica St. Clair, Claire Holt, Miles Mussenden, Sebastian Quinn, Belmont Cameli, Aaron Staton, Timm Sharp, Yvonne Senat Jones, Lizze Broadway, Ever Carradine
Studio: UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group
Format: Dark comedic thriller, 8 episodes