Kaley Cuoco stars in Based on a True Story

02 August 2023
The darkly funny 8-episode comedic thriller is produced by renowned actor Jason Bateman.
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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 20:00 on Wednesday, 7 August 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 movie review website 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 20:00 from 7 August, as well as live-streamed on the DStv app, and is also available on DStv Catch Up after broadcast.

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