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Based on a True Story Renewed for a Second Season

Peacock’s dark comedic thriller Based on a True Story has been renewed for a second season. The series comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Season 1 features executive producer and star Kaley Cuoco, alongside Chris Messina, Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, and Liana Liberato. The first season debuted on June 8.

Based on a True Story Renewed for a Second Season

Based on a True Story is a satire of the true crime genre with elements that are loosely inspired by true events.

Season 1 is about 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 Renewed for a Second Season

The creator, showrunner, executive producer and writer is Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, Gen V). The executive producers include Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan from Aggregate Films and Alex Buono, who also directed two episodes. The co-executive producers are Roxie Rodriguez and Melissa Blake.

“Over the last decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept over America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories – they dominate the culture,” said Rosenberg previously.

The showrunner continued: “Murderers have become celebrities and celebrities have become murderers which inspired me to create this show.

“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.

The full cast for season one of the Peacock series includes Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina, Tom Bateman, Priscilla Quintana, Liana Liberato, Natalia Dyer, Alex Alomar Akpobome, Aisha Alfa, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Li Jun Li, and June Diane Raphael.

The cast is rounded out by Brandon Keener, Jessica St. Clair, Claire Holt, Miles Mussenden, Sebastian Quinn, Belmont Cameli, Aaron Staton, Timm Sharp, Yvonne Senat Jones, Lizze Broadway, and Ever Carradine.