Peacock has dropped the official photos for the Based on a True Storythe upcoming dark comedic thriller starring The Flight Attendantof Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina of Sharp Objects. The photos show the first look at Cuoco and Messina as a couple trying to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime stories. The eight-episode series is set to make its debut on June 8.
“In the last decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional movies based on true stories – they dominate the culture. Killers become celebrities and celebrities become killers inspired me to create this show,” said showrunner Craig Rosenberg in a statement. “I was intrigued by the idea of a relatable couple whose dreams of unfulfilled youth and who see the true crime tidal wave as an opportunity to change their lives and save their marriage. Our setting in Los Angeles – the city where everyone wants to be famous – becomes a vivid backdrop to our story of fame, ambition, wish and murder.
Check out the Based on a True Story photos below:
Who Is Involved in Based on a True Story?
Based on a True Story 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 take advantage of 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, with Melissa Blake and Alex Buono, who also directed two episodes. This is a UCP production.
Cuoco gained recognition for starring in the popular CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, which ran for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. For her lead performance during the first season of The Flight Attendant, Cuoco earned her first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV series. Series – Musical or Comedy. He is 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 short story The Boogeyman.