Truth Be Told: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

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Season 1
Truth Be Told

Critics 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.

30%

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Critic Ratings: 30

71%

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User Ratings: 144

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 5, 2019

While reviewing an old case, Poppy comes face-to-face with the man she put away.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2019

Markus drops a bombshell about a potential suspect's motive; Warren gets a visitor.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2019

Identifying a new suspect has unintended consequences in Poppy's personal life.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2019

Poppy and Markus trace their prime suspect's movements on the night of the murder.

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Air date: Dec 19, 2019

Poppy continues building her new case, while Warren faces repercussions for his actions.

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Air date: Dec 26, 2019

A devastated Poppy tries to walk away from the case, but it won't let her go.

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Air date: Jan 2, 2020

Poppy zeroes in on her new suspect, and Warren makes a fateful decision.

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Air date: Jan 9, 2020

Poppy enlists an unlikely ally in her hunt; the events of Halloween 1999 are revealed.

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Cast & Crew

Octavia Spencer
Poppy Parnell

Actor
Lizzy Caplan
Lanie Buhrman Dunn

Actor
Aaron Paul
Warren Cave

Actor
Elizabeth Perkins
Melanie Cave

Actor
Michael Beach
Ingram Rhoades

Actor
Mekhi Phifer
Markus Killebrew

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Tracie Thoms
Desiree Scoville

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Haneefah Wood
Cydie Scoville

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Ron Cephas Jones
Leander "Shreve" Scoville

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Keith Barber
Prison Chaplain

Guest Star
Mikkel Nørgaard
Executive Producer
Peter Chernin
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Kristen Campo
Executive Producer
Reese Witherspoon
Executive Producer
Lauren Levy Neustadter
Executive Producer
Octavia Spencer
Executive Producer
Ben Watkins
Executive Producer
Leonard Dick
Executive Producer
Victor Hsu
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Truth Be Told: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Truth Be Told: Season 1

  • Jun 30, 2022
    This deserves way more stars than it's been given. Season 1 had everything-superb cast, interesting plot line, and mystery! I'm shocked it's rated so low. A really great ensemble cast gave this show justice. The mystery kept me hooked until the end. Even the little red herrings sprinkled throughout the season worked so well with the overall mystery. I'm so glad it's been renewed for a 3rd and I haven't even gotten through the 2nd season. This has been a really good pop culture-driven series about some extremely popular topics (true crime, podcast, real mystery to solve).
  • Nov 14, 2021
    I was incredibly shocked to see the low ratings on this show. It's one of my all time favorite true crime series. The phenomenal cast, storyline, character development, writing…SO DAMN GOOD!!! I've recommended it to all my friends and family.
  • Oct 07, 2021
    Let's be clear on something: This is a soap opera. If you like soaps, you might like this. I hate soaps. I hate the way the "story" progresses almost entirely through non-stop, emotional conversations. This character loves that character. That character betrays that other character. Rinse and repeat.
  • Sep 29, 2021
    Gave it an extra half star as I couldn't finish the first episode. The very beginning was a lot of thinly veiled exposition that spelt out exactly what we were all supposed to think. The discussion with the sister was almost sweetly juvenile in the writing. I did have to stop when cancer mum described cancer as 'the monster inside her', comparing it to her son's prison-acquired nazi sympathies. It just missed beats or played ones that they shouldn't have.
  • Sep 17, 2021
    Only an unconditional love for aaron paul drove me to endure this terrible show.
  • Sep 10, 2021
    Absolutely enjoyed this series. I am happy to say season two is just as good. Right when you've solved it...BAM, another twist!
  • Aug 30, 2021
    While Octavia Spencer is good, the mystery never packs as much of a punch as you would have wanted it too, and the show's direction isn't as satisfying as it could have been. Acting was decent; the rest was mediocre.
  • Aug 15, 2021
    I watched this because I adore Octavia Spencer, but even she can't save this turkey. I watched to the bitter end, hoping that the next episode and then the next episode would somehow redeem it and turn it all around. Alas...
  • Jun 27, 2021
    Honestly miss-cast, was meant to be about 'TRUTH" but in the end was covered up WTF was with that???. WHY would a woman so far removed and trying to set the record straight after possibly being the cause of putting an innocent man behind bars on "here say" go against everything she's desperately tried to untangle. Lead characters was boring and I had to skip through the long winded scenes that never went anywhere. The twin thing was a lazy plot and the murder story was hardly intriguing. Aaron Paul was the ONLY reason anyone would watch this show, I didn't even bother watching the last episode.
  • May 25, 2021
    I really enjoyed this show. Strong cast and great acting, esp from Lizzy Caplan. Parts of the episodes can at time feel a little bit ‘filler', could have maybe been condensed to 6 episodes. It's a show that makes you want to watch the next episode, which is always a good sign. Looking forward to season 2!

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