*America has become obsessed with true-crime podcasts, so it’s no surprise that Kathleen Barber’s original novel Truth Be Told (formerly known as Are You Sleeping) has been turned into a drama series.
in this report, EURweb sat down with Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul who star in the new Apple TV+ drama series to discuss how they tapped into their characters and pulled back the layers of this story.
In the series, Spencer plays Poppy Parnell, a podcaster who plans to reopen a murder case that she is convinced helped put away Warren Cave (Paul) for the last 19 years.
With new evidence on the rise, Parnell believes she made a big mistake and that Cave is actually innocent. Through her podcast, Poppy tries to right her wrong.
“These days the majority of the things that I am spending my time with I want to have a say in,” Spencer an Academy Award Winner says. “I wanted to be apart of it because I am that armchair detective in my life, I’m the person snooping out of the window.”
“I thought it was a really interesting story to explore,” says Nichelle Tramble Spellman, the show’s executive producer, writer and showrunner, who adds: “What we see in the first episode is not what we know by episode eight.”
Adapted by Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine, Truth Be Told has a full star-studded cast which includes Emmy Award winner Ron Cephas Jones. Other award-circuit cast members include Golden Globe Nominee Elizabeth Perkins and Emmy Award nominee Lizzy Caplan. Other cast members include: Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Annabella Sciorra.
Was Poppy Parnell wrong? Is Warren truly innocent? Whose truths will be exposed? Find out the answers by tuning in to Truth Be Told on Friday, December 6 on Apple TV+.