In today’s news about Truth Be Told, the real shocking part is the fact it hasn’t happened already.
On March 5, 2020, Apple officially renewed the NAACP Image Award-winning series Truth Be Told, which stars Octavia Spencer (Ma, Hidden Figures), for a second season. Spencer will continue to serve as an executive producer on the series as well. Nichelle Tramble Spellman, the creator of the series, will be returning for the second season as lead writer, showrunner, and executive producer.
Working with Octavia Spencer has been a dream come true for me. I am honored to continue to build the character of Poppy Parnell with her and my partners at Hello Sunshine and Chernin Entertainment,” said Tramble Spellman. “Apple continues to show their tremendous support for us and the show. I am thrilled to dive back into exploring our national obsession with true crime and how it plays out with our rich canvas of compelling characters.
Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show), another executive producer on the series, added:
I’m thrilled to be making another season of ‘Truth Be Told’ with Apple, our incredibly creative group of producers and the infinitely talented Octavia Spencer,” added executive producer Reese Witherspoon. “I can’t wait to see how Poppy Parnell’s next chapter unfolds.
According to the announcement today, Spencer will reprise the role of Poppy Parnell, the character from the first season of the show and a host of her own true crime podcast. Interestingly, the second season will move onto a “new case”, telling an entirely different story than the first season.
The first season of Truth Be Told is available to stream in its entirety right now on Apple TV+.
As far as season renewals go, this marks one of the first major series for the streaming service that hasn’t been renewed well in advance. For instance, Little America saw a second season renewal for its anthology series before the first episode premiered. And the same can be said for Dickinson, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and See, among others.
Did you check out the first season? If so, what’d you think? Will you be checking out the second season whenever it arrives?