Peacock is taking a satirical approach to the true crime genre in its latest offering, Based on a true story,
The series — from executive producer and writer Craig Rosenberg and Aggregate Films executive producers Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan — is set to premiere in June, the streamer announced Tuesday.
The eight-episode series follows a realtor, a former tennis star and a plumber who receive a unique opportunity to cash in on America’s obsession with true crime.
Kaley Cuoco Together stars as ‘Ava Bartlett’ Chris Messina And Tom Bateman, The cast also includes Priscilla Quintana, Liana Liberato, Natalia Dyer, Alex Alomar Akpobom, Aisha Alpha, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Lee Joon Lee. Peacock also released the first-look images for the series, which can be seen below.
In a statement Tuesday, Rosenberg said:
“Over the past decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept through America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories – they dominate the culture. Killers have become celebrities and celebrities have become killers which is what inspired me to create this show.” inspired to.
“I became fascinated with the idea of a concerned married couple whose dreams of youth were unfulfilled and who saw the true crime tidal wave as an opportunity to turn their lives around and save their marriage. Our Los Angeles setting – the city where everyone wants to be famous – became a vivid backdrop for our story of fame, ambition, aspiration and murder.
“Please sit back and join Ava and Nathan as they attempt to navigate the dangerous proposition they’ve made.”
In addition to Rosenberg, Bateman and Costigan, Based on a true story is also executive producing by Alex Buono, who directed episodes one and eight. Roxy Rodriguez (Aggregate Films) and Melissa Blake are co-executive producers. The series comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studios Group.
all eight episodes of Based on a true story Will stream on Mayur on 8th June.