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Truth Be Told: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: A twisty thriller that never quite comes together, Truth Be Told's commitment to the true crime at its center is less interesting or engaging than the family drama orbiting in the periphery.


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Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation. Aaron Paul stars as the man sge may have wrongfully put behind bars.


Octavia Spencer
as Poppy Parnell
Lizzy Caplan
as Josie Buhrman, Lanie Buhrman Dunn
Aaron Paul
as Warren Cave
Elizabeth Perkins
as Melanie Cave
Michael Beach
as Ingram Rhoades
Mekhi Phifer
as Markus Killebrew
Tracie Thoms
as Desiree Scoville
Haneefah Wood
as Cydie Scoville
Ron Cephas Jones
as Ron Cephas Jones Leander “Shreve” Scoville
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Critic Reviews for Truth Be Told: Season 1

All Critics (29)

Strickland frequently tests viewers' patience, but his off-putting sensibility is powerful enough to make In Fabric as mesmerizing as its subject: salesmanship as a sinister, inescapable form of hypnosis.

December 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

With a stacked cast and a premise that gives way to a wealth of ideas, Truth Be Told could have been a solid story about many things. However, Truth Be Told doesn't work and instead it's the rare crime mystery where I don't care about getting to the end.

December 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It never quite meets the expectations set for itself.

December 5, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

There are hints to a larger story which maybe more revelatory than the one that is currently being told.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Feels in line with Apple's other recently launched series in that it's a decent idea with no clue how to execute itself.

February 24, 2020 | Full Review…

It does seem odd that a show based around the idea of a crime podcast features it so infrequently in the first few episodes.

January 20, 2020 | Full Review…

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