True Story (miniseries)

True Story is an American drama television limited series created by Eric Newman for Netflix. The series premiered on November 24, 2021,[3] and consists of seven episodes.[4]

True Story
Promotional poster
Created byEric Newman
Directed by
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes7
Executive producers
  • Eric Newman
  • Kevin Hart
  • Charles Murray
  • Dave Becky
  • Stephen Williams
  • Geofrey Hildrew[1][2]
  • Iain Erskine
  • Tamar Federknopp
Running time27–58 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)

Premise edit

A tour stop in Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians.

Cast and characters edit

Additionally, Chris Hemsworth and Ellen DeGeneres make cameo appearances as themselves.[7]

Episodes edit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Chapter 1: The King of Comedy"Stephen WilliamsEric NewmanNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
2"Chapter 2: Greek Takeout"Stephen WilliamsGladys RodriguezNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
3"Chapter 3: Victory Lap"Stephen WilliamsGlenda L. Richardson & Matthew KellardNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
4"Chapter 4: We Should Be Together Too"Hanelle CulpepperDevon Shepard & Cameron LitvackNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
5"Chapter 5: Hard Feelings"Hanelle CulpepperJaNeika James & JaSheika JamesNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
6"Chapter 6: The Things You Do for Family"Hanelle CulpepperDevon ShepardNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
7"Chapter 7: ...Like Cain Did Abel"Hanelle CulpepperCameron LitvackNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)

Production edit

Development edit

On December 9, 2020, it was announced that Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes would star in the limited series True Story. The series is created and executive produced by Eric Newman.[7] The series is the television drama debut for Hart, who also executive produces, along with showrunner Charles Murray, director Stephen Williams, and Dave Becky.[8][4] Hartbeat Productions and Grand Electric produce the series.[8] Caroline Currier, Mike Stein, and Tiffany Brown serve as co-producers.[4]

Casting edit

Alongside the series announcement, Hart and Snipes were cast.[8] In February 2021, Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Billy Zane, Lauren London, Ash Santos, and John Ales were cast.[5] Theo Rossi was cast a month later.[6]

Reception edit

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 57% approval rating with an average rating of 5.9/10, based on 20 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes make for a compelling duo, but True Story muffles their chemistry with a dawdling, unmemorable plot."[9] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 54 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[10]

References edit

  1. ^ "True Story TV Review". Retrieved March 25, 2024.
  2. ^ "True Story [2021] 'Netflix' Review: Stellar Performances from Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes Fuel this tense Series-date=March 26, 2024".
  3. ^ Rosario, Alexandra Del (September 16, 2021). "'True Story': Netflix Releases First Look Images For Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes Limited Series, Sets Premiere Date". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (October 27, 2021). "'True Story' Trailer: Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes Are Brothers Facing Danger In Netflix Limited Series". Deadline. Archived from the original on November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Andreeva, Nellie (February 17, 2021). "'True Story': Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett & Chris Diamantopoulos Among 8 Cast In Netflix Series". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved October 28, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 1, 2021). "'True Story': Theo Rossi Joins Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes In Netflix Limited Series". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 23, 2021. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Obenson, Tambay (November 24, 2021). "'True Story' Review: Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes Are Brothers in Predictable Netflix Fable". IndieWire. Archived from the original on November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (December 9, 2020). "Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes To Star As Brothers In 'True Story' Netflix Limited Drama Series From Eric Newman". Deadline. Archived from the original on November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "True Story: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved November 3, 2022.
  10. ^ "True Story: Season 1". Metacritic. Fandom, Inc. Retrieved December 7, 2021.

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