Kaley Cuoco stars in praised new comedic thriller – Based on a True Story

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Darkly funny 8-episode series produced by renowned actor Jason Bateman

Fans of high-stake-adventure, comedy, drama and the charming Kaley Cuoco, don’t want to miss her brand-new series Based on a True Story, straight from the creators of Ozark, Lost and The Boys. Hot on the heels of her Emmy-nominated performance on The Flight Attendant, Cuoco returns to the world of crime. The series will broadcast on DStv Premium at 8pm on Wednesday, 7 August 2023 on M-Net, DStv Channel 101.

Cuoco plays Ava, a realtor struggling to land deals by day and a true crime fanatic by night, and she’s joined by Chris Messina (Argo) who plays her husband Nathan, a former tennis star whose coaching career is not panning out. Then, there’s Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express)who plays Matt, the couple’s plumber who has a dirty little secret…

This dark comedy thriller explores the intersection of true crime, celebrity culture and social media, and sees the down-on-their-luck married couple start a true crime podcast about a serial killer, in the hopes of raking in a huge payday and propelling them to fame. But, there’s a twist – Ava thinks she knows who the killer is, and she wants him to be involved. Their lives become increasingly complicated as they become entangled in the case, all while expecting their first child.

The Los Angeles Times calls it “a clever sendup of ID channel programming, podcast culture and true-crime hosts” while RogerEbert.com points out its a “unique voice within the phenomenon of true crime.”

Based on a True Story is proudly brought to you by M-Net and DStv – The home of entertainment. The series is available on DStv Premium on M-Net (Channel 101) every Monday at 9pm from 7 August, as well as live-streamed on the DStv App, and is also available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast.Visit the M-Net Website and join the conversation on TwitterInstagramTikTok and Facebook.

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