‘Truth Be Told’ Renewed for Season 2 at Apple TV+

Octavia Spencer to return for Season 2, which will center on a new case

Last Updated: March 5, 2020 @ 1:31 PM

Apple TV+ has picked up a second season of the Octavia Spencer-led series “Truth Be Told,” the streamer announced Thursday.

Season 2 will see Spencer reprise her role as Poppy Parnell, a podcaster who reopened the murder case that made her a national sensation and was forced to come face-to-face with the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. The events of the new season will unfold around a new case.

Nichelle Tramble Spellman is the creator and showrunner of the series, which premiered in October.

“Working with Octavia Spencer has been a dream come true for me,” Tramble Spellman said in a statement. “I am honored to continue to build the character of Poppy Parnell with her, and my partners at Hello Sunshine and Chernin Entertainment. Apple continues to show their tremendous support for us and the show. I am thrilled to dive back into exploring our national obsession with true crime and how it plays out with our rich canvas of compelling characters.”

“I cannot wait to work with the talented Nichelle, as well as our partners at Apple, Hello Sunshine, Chernin Entertainment Endeavor Content, and the entire ‘Truth Be Told’ family to continue expanding these characters and this world,” added Spencer. “There is so much more to explore and we are truly excited to begin creating new episodes, storylines and characters.”

In addition to starring, Spencer serves as an executive producer on the series alongside Spellman. Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter of Hello Sunshine, and Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping of Chernin Entertainment also serve as executive producers on the series, as does Mikkel Norgaard.

“I’m thrilled to be making another season of ‘Truth Be Told’ with Apple, our incredibly creative group of producers and the infinitely talented Octavia Spencer,” said Witherspoon. “I can’t wait to see how Poppy Parnell’s next chapter unfolds.”

“Octavia’s performance and Nichelle’s story struck a chord with audiences,” said Matt Cherniss, head of development, Apple Worldwide Video. “We are proud of this powerful show and the incredible team behind it, and look forward to a second season.”