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Peacock’s Dark Comedic Thriller BASED ON A TRUE STORY Starring Kaley Cuoco And Chris Messina Renewed For Season 2

by Talia M.
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The second season of Peacock’s dark comedic thriller BASED ON A TRUE STORY has been renewed. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, is responsible for the series.

Kaley Cuoco stars alongside Chris Messina, Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, and Liana Liberato in the series.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY is a satire of the true crime genre with elements inspired by true events. Season 1 follows Ava (Kaley Cuoco) and her husband Nathan (Chris Messina), a down-on-their-luck couple whose lives collide with an infamous serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles and seize a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime by making a podcast with the killer.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY debuted on June 8 and has a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics raving:

  • “fast-paced, sardonic and highly entertaining thriller” — LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • “a laugh-out-loud romp on the dark side” — FORBES
  • “deliciously evil, macabre, and hilarious” — COSMOPOLITAN
  • “clever, fun, high-stakes entertainment” — GLAMOUR
  • “the show is at once dark, hilarious, gory, shocking, and surprisingly touching” — ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

POKER FACE, BUPKIS, MRS. DAVIS, BEL-AIR, THE TRAITORS, THE CONTINENTAL, THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS, TWISTED METAL, LOVE ISLAND USA, and other Peacock Originals have recently debuted.

Other upcoming content includes WOLF LIKE ME S2, LOVE ISLAND GAMES, MR. MONK’S LAST CASE: A MONK MOVIE, DR. DEATH S2, TED, and more.


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