Peacock has dropped the official photos for Based on a True Story, the upcoming dark comedic thriller starring The Flight Attendant’s Kaley Cuoco and Sharp Objects’ Chris Messina. The photos featured the first look at Cuoco and Messina as a married couple who try to take advantage of America’s obsession with true crime stories. The eight-episode series is scheduled to make its debut on June 8.
“Over the last decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept over America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories – they dominate the culture. Murderers have become celebrities and celebrities have become murderers which inspired me to create this show,” showrunner Craig Rosenberg said in a statement. “I became fascinated with the idea of a relatable married couple whose youthful dreams hadn’t come to fruition and who saw the true crime tidal wave as an opportunity to change their lives and save their marriage. Our Los Angeles setting – the city where everybody wants to be famous – became a vivid backdrop to our story of fame, ambition, aspiration and murder.”
Check out the Based on a True Story photos below:
Who’s Involved in Based on a True Story?
Based on a True Story is written, executive produced, and created by Craig Rosenberg (The Boys). Joining Cuoco’s Ava and Messina’s Nathan are Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, Liana Liberato, Natalia Dyer, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Aisha Alfa, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, and Li Jun Li.
“The series is about a realtor, a former tennis star, and a plumber who sixteen a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime,” reads the logline.
Executive producers are Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan, and Roxie Rodriguez for Aggregate Films, along with Melissa Blake and Alex Buono, who is also directing two episodes. It is a production by UCP.
Cuoco gained recognition for starring in CBS’ popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which ran on-air for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. For her leading performance during the first season of The Flight Attendant, Cuoco earned her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy. She’s also the voice of Harley Quinn in the ongoing HBO Max animated series.
Messina’s notable TV credits include The Newsroom, The Mindy Project, Sharp Objects, and The Sinner Season 3. He will next be seen in 20th Century Studios’ horror thriller adaptation of Stephen King’s The Boogeyman short story.