FIRST LOOK: Gabrielle Union and Octavia Spencer in Season 3 of Truth Be Told

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Check out the first look at the third season of Apple TV+ Truth Be Told starring Octavia Spencer and series newcomer Gabrielle Union.

Series regulars Mekhi Phifer, David Lyons, Ron Cephas Jones, Merle Dandridge, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Mychala Faith Lee and Tami Roman will reprise their roles from previous seasons.

Truth Be Told season three will premiere with the first episode on Friday, January 20, 2023, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through March 24, 2023, on Apple TV+

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In the 10-episode third season, Poppy (Spencer), frustrated by the lack of media attention for several young missing Black girls, teams with an unorthodox principal (Union) to keep the victims’ names in the public eye while chasing down leads to a suspected sex trafficking ring that may have ensnared them.

Based on Kathleen Barber’s novel Are You Sleeping, Truth Be Told is a series centered around true-crime podcasting and stars Spencer as podcaster ‘Poppy Scoville,’ who risks everything—including her life—to pursue truth and justice.

Each season of Truth Be Told is centered around a new storyline as the series offers up a “unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.”

Spencer’s Poppy is the core cast member but each season tells a different story and features new stars opposite her. Season 1 had Aaron Paul as convicted murderer Warren Cave. And Kate Hudson made her TV debut in Season 2 as Micah Keith, Poppy’s childhood friend who also happens to be a media mogul.

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The series hails from acclaimed writer, showrunner and executive producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Maisha Closson serves as showrunner for season three. Executive producers include Closson, Spencer, Mikkel Nørgaard, Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment, and Brian Clisham for Orit Entertainment. “Truth Be Told” is produced for Apple by Hello Sunshine, Chernin Entertainment, Orit Entertainment and Fifth Season.

Truth Be Told comes from Hello Sunshine, Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. Nichelle Tramble Spellman created the series and executive produces with season three showrunner Maisha Closson, Spencer, Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter; Chernin Entertainment’s Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping; and Mikkel Nørgaard.

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