Truth Be Told: Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul Clash Over Murder in First Trailer

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Truth Be Told may well be the TV series that gets everyone to sign up to Apple TV+. 

The forthcoming streamer has dropped the first trailer for the new drama series, and it teases secrets, lies, and many betrayals. 

Octavia Spencer stars as an investigative journalist named Poppy Parnell, and she aims to "reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation,” according to the official logline. 

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Once she does, she “comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars.”

The cast also includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Elizabeth Perkins (Sharp Objects), Michael Beach (The 100), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Tracie Thoms (9-1-1), Haneefah Wood (One Day at a Time), and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us).

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Caplan is taking on two roles in the series, and they both look like exciting ones for the actress. 

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“I am for truth, no matter who tells it,” Spencer's character says in the trailer before giving us several scenes of her going head-to-head with Paul's character. 

His character promises that "the people will get their show," signaling a wild chain of events that are sure to make this series a must-watch. 

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The series is adapted from Kathleen Barber’s 2017 novel Are You Sleeping, and is slated to premiere Friday, December 6. 


Apple TV+ has been in the works for quite some time, and will itself debut Friday, November 1, with an expansive roster of original series. 

It has also been revealed that Apple's stab at the streaming market will come with a relatively low price tag of $4.99 per month. 

That undercuts Netflix, Hulu, and the forthcoming Disney+. 

Have a look at the full trailer for Truth Be Told below. 

Will you sign up to watch the series?

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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