Apple TV's 'Truth Be Told' explores true-crime podcaster's tireless journey of proving the man she helped put behind bars is innocent
The 10-episode limited series 'Truth Be Told', inspired by Kathleen Barber’s ‘Are You Sleeping’ gives viewers a unique perspective as to why people can't stop listening to true-crime podcasts.
One of the Apple TV's most anticipated projects, 'Truth Be Told ', is making its debut on December 6, and it is promising to be entertaining, thrilling and gripping. Academy Award-winning Octavia Spencer leads the pack as a true-crime Poppy Parnell podcaster who is hell-bent on finding the truth about a murder case 18 years after her reporting on it became instrumental in locking up the wrong guy.
Throughout the series, we will see Poppy wading through two decades’ worth of lies, cover-ups and family secrets to find out whether Warren Cave, played by the ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘BoJack Horseman’ star Aaron Paul, is truly a murderer. This investigation is truly personal for Poppy seeing as her work on the case is what propelled her to popularity.
"18 years, 10 months, 24 days, that's how long Warren Cave has sat in prison for the murder of Chuck Buhrman," We hear Poppy say in the voiceover for the trailer, which was released on October 10. "I helped seal Warren's fate with a series of articles, but is there an innocent man in prison? And did I lead that charge?" We cannot help but get reminiscent of Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’ and we can’t wait to find out how the approach here will be different.
The 10-episode limited series, inspired by Kathleen Barber’s ‘Are You Sleeping’ gives viewers a unique perspective as to why people can't stop listening to true crime podcasts. It allows people to think about the consequences of pursuing justice in a public forum.
In the trailer, we hear Paul saying, “The People will get their show”, and that is exactly what the novel and now, the series is trying to prove. While a disgruntled Warren has made peace with his fate, we see a determined Poppy tell her listeners that she has to “get to the truth of what happened that night.”
It is certainly going to be an entertaining watch, so we have December 6 marked on our calendars, how about you?