Also produced by Jason Bateman, the dramedy makes fun of Americans’ obsession with true crime and will arrive in the United States in streaming on Peacock.
After Only Murders in the BuildingAlso Based on a True Story will thoroughly investigate the Americans’ obsession with true crime with a satirical approach. The new series, created by the executive producer of The Boys Craig Rosenberg and produced among others by Jason Batemanwill arrive in the US streaming on Peacock onJune 8th (in Italy we still don’t know where and when). Meanwhile, the video streaming service has released the first photos portraying the protagonists, including Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, The flight attendant), Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) e Tom Bateman (Behind her eyes).
The plot and the cast of Based on a True Story
The eight-episode series follows a real estate agent, a former tennis star and a plumber who seize a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession “with true crime, murder and slow-closing toilets.” She is described as one dark comedy based on “a bizarre true fact”.
Kaley Cuoco plays Ava Bartlett, Chris Messina is Nathan and Tom Bateman is Matt. The cast also includes Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Alex Alomar Akpobome (Industry), Aisha Alfa (Good Trouble), Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Succession), Li Jun Li (Devils), Liana Liberato (The Beach House) e Priscilla Quintana (Good Trouble). The project originated under the umbrella of Universal Studio Group’s UCP and involves Craig Rosenberg, as well as Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan as executive producers along with their production company Aggregate Films and Roxie Rodriguez and Melissa Blake as co-executive producers.
Thus the creator Craig Rosenberg spoke of the idea behind the series: “Over the past ten years, a real crime phenomenon has swept America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories dominate the culture. Killers Became Celebrities and celebrities became killers which inspired me to create this series. I was fascinated by the idea of a married couple whose childhood dreams didn’t come true and who saw the tidal wave of true crime as an opportunity to turn their lives around and save their marriage. Our setting in Los Angeles, the city where everyone wants to be famous, became a vivid backdrop for our story about fame, ambition, aspiration and murder. Sit back and join Ava and Nathan as they try to figure out their dangerous idea.”