True Story (miniseries)

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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)

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]


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]


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)



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]


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]


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]


  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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