If you’re a fan of high-stake adventure, comedy and drama, you’d be delighted to know that the brand-new Based on a True Story series will start showing on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) from Monday, 7 August 2023 at 8pm.
Jason Bateman produces this darkly funny eight-episode series. It stars the charming Kaley Cuoco, who comes off her Emmy-nominated performance on The Flight Attendant to return to the world of crime.
‘Based on a True Story’ series
Cuoco plays Ava, a realtor struggling to land deals by day and a true crime fanatic by night. Chris Messina (Argo) joins her as her husband Nathan, a former tennis star whose coaching career is not panning out. The cast also includes Tom Bateman (Murder on the Orient Express) who plays Matt, the couple’s plumber who has a dirty little secret…
Based on a True Story series comes straight from the creators of Ozark, Lost and The Boys. This dark comedy thriller explores the intersection of true crime, celebrity culture and social media. It 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.
However, 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 has praised the series as “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.”
You can watch the series on DStv Premium on M-Net (Channel 101) every Monday at 8pm from 7 August. Viewers can also live-stream it on the DStv App or watch it on DStv Catch Up after broadcast.