'Truth Be Told' Season 2 Full Cast List: Meet Octavia Spencer and others from Apple TV+ series

Season 1 of ‘Truth Be Told’ revolved around Poppy, a true-crime podcaster, who is called to investigate the case of convicted killer Warren Cave

                            'Truth Be Told' Season 2 Full Cast List: Meet Octavia Spencer and others from Apple TV+ series
Kate Hudson and Octavia Spencer in 'Truth Be Told' (Apple TV+)

Octavia Spencer is set to return as Poppy Parnell in Season 2 of the Apple TV+ series ‘Truth Be Told’.

Season 1 of ‘Truth Be Told’ revolved around Poppy, a true-crime podcaster, who is called to investigate the case of convicted killer Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), a man she painted as the murderer of the father of identical twins. However, things get wild when he says that he is being framed for the crime. Poppy embarks on a journey to find the real killer as she must decide where the lines between guilt and innocence lie.


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The series joins the list of projects that have managed to create a great buzz around it. Shows like ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘See’ have already been really successful for the streaming platform and the makers would be hoping to get good reception for the upcoming season as well.

The season will also introduce some new characters and new storylines. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 2.

Octavia Spencer as Poppy Parnell in 'Truth Be Told' (Apple TV+)



Octavia Spencer as Poppy Parnell

Spencer is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of this generation and she has the credentials to prove it. Born in Alabama, the actress is a double minor in journalism and theater. She started working professionally in the entertainment industry as an intern on the set of ‘The Long Walk Home’ starring Whoopi Goldberg. Spencer made her acting debut in 1996 with ‘A Time To Kill’ and played the role of a nurse.

During the 90s, the actress made a lot of cameo and guest appearances in various projects such as ‘ER’, ‘Brimstone’, ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Roswell’ and ‘The X-Files’. In 2008, Spencer's brief appearance in ‘Seven Pounds’ as Kate garnered her high praise and media attention. However, 2010 turned out to be a landmark year for the actress. She was cast as Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor’s ‘The Help’ alongside Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Spencer’s impeccable acting made her won the Best Supporting Actress accolade at the Academy Awards and she received a standing ovation at the ceremony.



In 2016, she starred alongside Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe in ‘Hidden Figures’. The role garnered a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild award as well. She received an Oscar nomination as well.

The actress has one Academy Award, one BAFTA, one Golden Globe, two Critics’ Choice, three SAG, and four NAACP Awards to her name.

Kate Hudson as Micah Keith

Born in Los Angeles, California, Kate Hudson is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and actor-turned-comedian Bill Hudson. So, she always had the pressure of taking forward the legacy of her famous parents. Her parents got divorced when she was just 18 months old and consider her mother’s current partner Kurt Russell as her father.

She started acting at the age of 11 when she joined the Santa Monica Playhouse. Hudson made her film debut in ‘Desert Blue’ (1998) and subsequently appeared in the romantic comedy ‘200 Cigarettes’. However, her breakthrough role came in the 2000 movie ‘Almost Famous’. The movie turned out to be really successful and earned her a nomination at the Academy Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category. She also won the Golden Globe in the same category for her role.



In 2009, she joined actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, and Judi Dench in ‘Nine’. The movie was acclaimed by critics as well as audiences and Hudson was praised for her acting and dancing skills. Meanwhile, in 2012, Hudson was cast on the teen comedy series ‘Glee’, in the recurring role of Cassandra July, a dance teacher at the fictitious New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts.
‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, ‘Deepwater Horizon’, ‘Marshall’ and ‘Clear History’ are some of the ventures she has appeared on. 

Mekhi Phifer as Markus Killebrew 

Born on December 29, 1974, Mekhi Phifer started his acting career by attending an open-casting call for Spike Lee’s ‘Clockers’. He beat over a thousand others to get the lead role as a narcotics dealer embroiled in a murder cover-up. The actor was praised for his acting and laid a strong foundation for him in the industry.

He had supporting roles in movies such as ‘High School High’ and the horror movie ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’. Phifer portrayed Dr. Gregory Pratt on the medical drama ‘ER’. During his six years in the show, he was nominated twice for an NAACP Image Award. He also played an integral part in ‘8 Mile’ opposite Eminem.



‘The Suspect’, ‘Divergent’, ‘White Collar’, ‘House of Lies’, ‘Key & Peele’ and ‘Chicago PD’ are some of the projects he has featured on. 

Christopher Backus as Holt Redding

The actor-turned-screenwriter from California started his acting career in 2004 when he made a cameo appearance in the hit comedy series ‘Will & Grace’ and went on to act in ‘The O.C.’ as well. Meanwhile, his film debut took place in 2006 when he was cast in Nick Vallelonga's ‘All In’.

Backus returned to television to play the leader of the Weather Underground in ABC's period drama ‘Life on Mars’, then he reteamed with director Nick Vallelonga on a western with Michael Biehn and James Russo, ‘Yellow Rock’.



The actor is married to Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino and they share four children together. 

Tracie Thoms as Desiree Scoville

Thoms began studying acting at the age of 10 and later on attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. She then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 30, which also included actors Lee Pace and Anthony Mackie. She started her professional acting career with the TV shows and TV movies like ‘As If’, ‘Porn n Chicken’ and ‘The Shield’.

Since then, she has appeared in numerous projects such as ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘American Gods’, ‘9-1-1’, ‘The Good Doctor’, and ‘Station 19’.



In 2016, Thoms was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category for ‘Send Me: An Original Web Series’.

Excited about ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 2? Catch the second edition premiering exclusively on August 20.