Aaron Paul is everywhere. Just hours before we will see the much-anticipated Breaking Bad movie, El Camino that headlines Paul as Jesse Pinkman, the actor has a trailer of another presentation dropped in. A part of Apple TV+'s slate, the trailer of Truth Be Told was recently released.
Starring Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer in leading roles, the show will be an eight-episode limited series. It follows podcaster Poppy Parnell (Spencer) as she is compelled to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation and comes face-to-face with Warren Cave (Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media, and race, according to the synopsis.
The two-minute-plus trailer introduces Poppy's plight, as she questions her role in Warren's sentencing. "I helped seal Warren's fate with a series of articles, but is there an innocent man in prison and did I lead that charge?" she asks while recording her podcast. The footage follows Warren's life in prison while also introducing the family members (which sees Caplan pulling double duty as sisters) who may have had a larger role in the crime. Playing on America's obsession with true-crime podcasts, the trailer ends with Poppy vowing to uncover the truth and Warren saying, "The people will get their show."
The series is created by Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Spellman and Spencer exec produce alongside Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, and Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment. Kristen Campo, Leonard Dick, Ben Watkins, Victor Hsu and Mikkel Norgaard also exec produce.