Truth Be Told, starring Octavia Spencer, is one of the first television shows to hit new streaming service, Apple TV+. Many of the show’s fans are wondering if the series will come back for a season 2.
Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Octavia Spencer attend Apple TV+’s “Truth Be Told” Atlanta screening at AMC Parkway Pointe on December 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Paras Griffin/Getty Images for AppleTV+
‘Truth Be Told’ has a novel as its source material
Truth Is Told is based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber. The series was actually titled the same as the book when it was initially developed.
The official description of the series reads: “The series follows podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) as she is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation and comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media, and race.”
The series was created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Alongside Spencer and Paul, it also stars Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Perkins, Michael Beach, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, and Ron Cephas Jones.
‘Truth Be Told’ is a limited series
Truth Be Told was conceived as a limited series/miniseries, and therefore it will not be getting a second season at Apple TV+ , unless the plan changes.
The series received mixed reviews upon release. It has a 31 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating mostly negative reviews.
“With a stacked cast and a premise that gives way to a wealth of ideas, Truth Be Told could have been a solid story about many things. However, Truth Be Told doesn’t work and instead it’s the rare crime mystery where I don’t care about getting to the end,” reads the review from Observer.
IGN’s review states, “Truth Be Told has plenty working in its favor, from a strong cast to a premise that banks on the current true-crime podcast craze. Sadly, the execution leaves a lot to be desired.”
The first season is now streaming on Apple TV+.