'Truth Be Told': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the crime series on Apple TV+

Apple Plus has yet another interesting offering with ‘Truth Be Told’. The US crime-drama series created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, is based on Kathleen Barber’s novel ‘Are You Sleeping?’ Here’s all you need to know about the show.


                            'Truth Be Told': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and everything else about the crime series on Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has in the queue a few high-profile television shows to offer after it launched in November. Aside from the much-anticipated sci-fi thriller ‘See’ starring GOT’s Jason Mamoa and Hailee Steinfeld’s dramedy ‘Dickinson’, which has already been renewed for a second season, the tech giant’s streaming has yet another interesting offering with ‘Truth Be Told’. The US crime-drama series created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, is based on Kathleen Barber’s novel ‘Are You Sleeping?’ Here’s all you need to know about the show.

Release Date 

‘Truth Be Told’ will premiere on Apple TV+ on December 6. The time slot is yet to be announced.

Plot

As the novel narrates, ‘Truth Be Told’ deals with true crime podcaster Poppy Parnell and one of her investigations, through which she finds herself in an extreme dilemma. The plot also focuses on another pivotal character Josie, who is dragged into the investigation following the crime podcast, 13 years after her father was murdered. Poppy incriminates Warren Cave, who is convicted of the heinous act. However, Cave claims to be innocent. Will he be able to prove himself innocent? Or, is Poppy being tricked? We need to wait until the show’s premiere to see how the mystery unfolds.

Cast 

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

Academy Award and Golden Globe Award recipient Octavia Spencer features as the protagonist Poppy Parnell in 'Truth Be Told'. She is popularly known for playing a human-computer Dorothy Vaughan in 'Hidden Figure', which won her several accolades. She was last seen in the psychological-horror thriller ‘Ma’ in 2019.

Aaron Paul 

Aaron Paul attends "Welcome Home" Premiere at The London West Hollywood on November 04, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

The ‘Breaking Bad’ star Aaron Paul will be seen playing the role of Warren Cave in Apple TV Plus’s upcoming show. Best known as Jesse Pinkman, Paul reprised his role in Netflix’s 'El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie'. He was highly and critically appreciated for his impeccable acting in the series, which also earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and several other honors.

Elizabeth Anne Caplan

Lizzy Caplan is known for her role in 'Mean Girls' and 'Masters of Sex', for which she got Primetime Emmy, Satellite, and Critics' Choice Award nominations. (IMDb)

The ‘Master of Sex’ actress Elizabeth Anne Caplan will be playing the role of Josie, the daughter of the victim in the series. Caplan has featured in numerous films, including Hulu’s 2019 series ‘Castle Rock’, in which she portrays Annie Wilkes.

Creators/ Showrunners

‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Justified’ creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman is the mind behind Truth To Be Told. Reese Witherspoon serves as the Executive Producer of the series, which is being made under her production company Hello Sunshine.

Meanwhile, Spellman along with her husband co-created the alternate history television series ‘Confederate’, and were called out for showcasing the unprejudiced involvement of African-American producers in creating shows based on slavery.

Trailer



 

On October 10, Apple TV Plus released the official trailer for their original series 'Truth Be Told'. At the beginning of the trailer Poppy (Octavia Spencer) states that she's determined to find the truth by any means. The two-and-half minute video is deep with dialogues, also giving a glimpse of all the characters. But, what garners our attention the most is Warren Cave's (Aaron Paul) introduction, which makes for a gripping scene. The rest of the scenes juggle between Warren's time in the prison, a revisitation of the past from when the crime took place and Poppy's unhinged resolution to seek justice.

Where to watch

‘Truth Be Told’ will premiere on Apple TV+

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