True Story (miniseries)
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|Created by||Eric Newman|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||27–58 minutes|
|Original release||November 24, 2021|
True Story is an American drama limited series created by Eric Newman for Netflix. The series premiered on November 24, 2021, and consists of seven episodes.
A tour stop in Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world's most famous comedians.
Cast and characters
- Kevin Hart as Kid, a rising comedian
- Wesley Snipes as Carlton, Kid's older brother
- Tawny Newsome as Billie
- Paul Adelstein as Todd
- Will Catlett as Herschel
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Savvas
- Billy Zane as Ari
- Lauren London as Monyca
- Ash Santos as Daphne
- John Ales as Nikos
- Theo Rossi as Gene, a wildly excitable and enthusiastic superfan of Kid
- Emmanuel Kabongo as Man (uncredited)
Additionally, Chris Hemsworth and Ellen DeGeneres make cameo appearances as themselves.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Chapter 1: The King of Comedy"||Stephen Williams||Eric Newman||November 24, 2021|
|2||"Chapter 2: Greek Takeout"||Stephen Williams||Gladys Rodriguez||November 24, 2021|
|3||"Chapter 3: Victory Lap"||Stephen Williams||Glenda L. Richardson & Matthew Kellard||November 24, 2021|
|4||"Chapter 4: We Should Be Together Too"||Hanelle Culpepper||Devon Shepard & Cameron Litvack||November 24, 2021|
|5||"Chapter 5: Hard Feelings"||Hanelle Culpepper||JaNeika James & JaSheika James||November 24, 2021|
|6||"Chapter 6: The Things You Do for Family"||Hanelle Culpepper||Devon Shepard||November 24, 2021|
|7||"Chapter 7: ...Like Cain Did Abel"||Hanelle Culpepper||Cameron Litvack||November 24, 2021|
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. The series is the television drama debut for Hart, who also executive produces, along with showrunner Charles Murray, director Stephen Williams, and Dave Becky. Hartbeat Productions and Grand Electric produce the series. Caroline Currier, Mike Stein, and Tiffany Brown serve as co-producers.
Alongside the series announcement, Hart and Snipes were cast. In February 2021, Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Billy Zane, Lauren London, Ash Santos, and John Ales were cast. Theo Rossi was cast a month later.
Filming was set to begin in late January 2021.
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." Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 54 out of 100 based on 11 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
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- ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 4, 2021). "Los Angeles Production Grinds To A Halt Amid Covid-19 Surge; Netflix Is Latest Major Studio To Pause Filming". Deadline. Archived from the original on October 26, 2021. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
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- True Story on Netflix
- True Story at IMDb