Apple Shares 'First Look' at Upcoming Apple TV+ Show 'Truth Be Told'

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Apple today shared a "first look featurette" of upcoming Apple TV+ show "Truth Be Told," which stars Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul.

The show focuses on podcaster Poppy Parnell (Spencer) who is trying to reopen a murder case that she was involved in solving 18 years earlier, which put Warren Cave (Paul) behind bars.

When new evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) to reopen the murder case that made her a national sensation, she comes face to face with Warren Cave (Aaron Paul), the man she may have mistakenly helped to put behind bars. Her investigation navigates urgent concerns about privacy, media and race.
"Truth Be Told" is based on the novel by Kathleen Barber, and it's said to provide a glimpse into America's obsession with true crime podcasts. The show aims to challenge its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice plays out on a public stage.

Sarah Koenig, who created and produced "Serial," a podcast similar to the storyline in "Truth Be Told," consulted on the series. Other stars in "Truth Be Told" include Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex"), Ron Cephas Jones ("This Is Us"), Mekhi Phifer ("ER"), and Elizabeth Perkins ("Big").

"Truth Be Told" is set to debut on Friday, December 6 on Apple TV+. It will join existing shows that include "The Morning Show," "For All Mankind," "Dickinson," and "See."

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SDJim

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Excited to continue enjoying this free service! I might not start this right away, since I am already waiting to start For All Mankind while I watch See and TMS and I happen to be a Shyamalan fan, so Servant will probably be on my watch list when this debuts. Everyone has been bitching about the amount of content on ATV+, but I can hardly keep up.
 

wburgess

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Not sure I can go along with all of the complaints on the Apple shows so far. I've found The Morning Show to be rather impressive, and this trailer certainly looks interesting. High quality and compelling viewing so far.
 

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I’m not sure I like the “new” Apple. It’s becoming too much of a movie studio and I don’t understand why they would try and start from scratch when they had the opportunity to buy Netflix or even Disney when Steve Jobs was a major influencer there.
It seems to me that all of it is wasted money now because I don’t see people choosing AppleTV+ over Disney+ or even Netflix (with its huge library of older movies) and live TV/sports with Sling/YouTube TV/...
Of course giving AppleTV+ away for one year is one way of showing great subscriber numbers but we all know it’s a Marketing ploy.
I wish Apple would focus on its core competency which is to provide the technology that helps consume the content that’s out there.

I’d rather have Apple think outside the box and design technology to give Internet access to everyone everywhere. Something like wireless technology with satellites to free us up from this huge ugly infrastructure that are cables on poles or cellular antennas in our backyards.
If we can build driverless cars, we sure can make that happen.
 

wburgess

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I’m not sure I like the “new” Apple. It’s becoming too much of a movie studio and I don’t understand why they would try and start from scratch when they had the opportunity to buy Netflix or even Disney when Steve Jobs was a major influencer there.
It seems to me that all of it is wasted money now because I don’t see people choosing AppleTV+ over Disney+ or even Netflix (with its huge library of older movies) and live TV/sports with Sling/YouTube TV/...
Of course giving AppleTV+ away for one year is one way of showing great subscriber numbers but we all know it’s a Marketing ploy.
I wish Apple would focus on its core competency which is to provide the technology that helps consume the content that’s out there.

I’d rather have Apple think outside the box and design technology to give Internet access to everyone everywhere. Something like wireless technology with satellites to free us up from this huge ugly infrastructure that are cables on poles or cellular antennas in our backyards.
If we can build driverless cars, we sure can make that happen.
What makes you think that Apple TV+ is taking away from their other technology devisions? I would be surprised if they weren't completely separate teams...

I would say they've started moving back in the right direction with the new 16" Macbook and Mac Pro.
 

Baymowe335

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I’ve been disappointed in every TV show I’ve tried watching on Apple TV+. I’m really not sure why Apple thought a TV streaming service was necessary. Leave that to the professionals—Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and etc.
Confused...you don’t like it so it’s bad? The other streamers have tons of poor content. Browse Netflix lately? 2/10 hit shows is doing really well.

Apple will figure this out if they stay with it. Content is all about money which Apple has the most.

There should be zero confusion why Apple is doing it. It's all about offering services to monetize a 1.4B device user base and keep people in the ecosystem. Simple, like it or not.

I’d argue Apple has quality content even in their first attempt. Several of their shows are receiving far better user reviews than the initial reviews indicated.

Go to Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB and check out See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, and The Morning Show.
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And a LOT of Netflix original movies are really bad, as well.
Most of their original content is terrible if we are being honest. Netflix has done well on licensed content, which they will lose more and more.
 
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Confused...you don’t like it so it’s bad? The other streamers have tons of poor content. Browse Netflix lately? 2/10 hit shows is doing really well.

Apple will figure this out if they stay with it. Content is alabout money which Apple has the most.

I’d argue Apple has quality content even in their first attempt. Several of their shows are receiving far better user reviews than the initial reviews indicated.

Go to Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB and check out See, Dickinson, For All Mankind, and The Morning Show.
The critical “you aren’t Netflix/HBO/Disney” backlash will die down after time. There’s only so much good storytelling you can ignore. It helps to get recognition with award shows, so Apple will make a strong push for the Emmy’s in 2020.
 

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I'm trying to understand why for a streaming service to be successful customers have to ditch all the other ones. For me Disney+, Apple TV+, Netflix & Amazon is a nice priced «combo». I don't have to quit Netflix in order to watch Apple TV+. I really enjoy the shows so far and I plan to continue after the free period (50€ or 50 dollars +taxes per year its... 4,17€ per month). One coffee.
 

MEJHarrison

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I’m really not sure why Apple thought a TV streaming service was necessary.
Well, I certainly wasn't invited to any meetings held at Apple, but if I were to take a wild guess, I'd say they thought it was a business they could take on, be successful at and earn more money for their shareholders.

Leave that to the professionals—Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and etc.
The streaming business started with no "professionals". Apple is jumping in and giving it a go. In 5 years they'll be one of the "professionals". Or they'll be gone. I don't see the harm in letting them have a go. I'm not automatically dismissing Disney+, so I fail to see why I should automatically dismiss Apple TV+. Let them have their shot. Maybe they'll pull it off, maybe they won't. Time will tell.
 
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archer75

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The AppleTV app (on Apple TV) is so confusing I’m not sure what A+ offers despite having a free year. It keeps trying to send me to Netflix or services I don’t even pay for.
The apple tv app doesn't even link to Netflix.

It will link to other apps you have installed on your atv if the developer enables it. And then when you enter the tv app it asks if you want to link it. So you have a choice.

The purpose of the app is to bring content from all participating sources in to one place so you don't have to search app by app. But there's a section in there for ATV+
And if it's linking to apps you don't want it to I believe you can remove those links.
 

bodonnell202

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I'm trying to understand why for a streaming service to be successful customers have to ditch all the other ones. For me Disney+, Apple TV+, Netflix & Amazon is a nice priced «combo». I don't have to quit Netflix in order to watch Apple TV+. I really enjoy the shows so far and I plan to continue after the free period (50€ or 50 dollars +taxes per year its... 4,17€ per month). One coffee.
I have those 4 as well, and doubt I will drop any of them anytime soon. I'm really enjoying For All Mankind, and if I didn't have Apple TV+ free for a year I wouldn't mind paying $5.99/month just to watch that.
 

ipponrg

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The critical “you aren’t Netflix/HBO/Disney” backlash will die down after time. There’s only so much good storytelling you can ignore. It helps to get recognition with award shows, so Apple will make a strong push for the Emmy’s in 2020.
I'm sure the critiques will die down eventually IF and WHEN Apple proves they are serious in competing in this domain. Right now, it seems like just a ploy to get people to be aware of AppleTV+.

The recognition with award shows is a false positive mostly other than building a resumé up for cast, crew, and writers. The average viewer doesn't care for Emmys given that viewership went down 32% over the last year.

I think the Apple's narrative of "great storytelling" is subjective. I actually don't think people are ignoring as that implies people are intentionally looking the other way. I think most people just simply don't care.
 

krfr

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I have to say I’ve enjoyed The Morning Show. I haven’t really watched any of the others yet. But I do agree with others. They should’ve partners with Disney or another streaming service. It would’ve helped our their catalog in the beginning.
 

archer75

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I have to say I’ve enjoyed The Morning Show. I haven’t really watched any of the others yet. But I do agree with others. They should’ve partners with Disney or another streaming service. It would’ve helped our their catalog in the beginning.
They tried. They were working on deals for years that went nowhere. Besides, Disney doesn't need apple. They have tons of content. Why share the profits? That's why everyone is pulling back from Netflix, amazon and hulu. They'll serve their own content and keep the money for themselves.
Which is why Netflix and amazon and hulu have been scrambling to build up their own content.

The only way in to this industry going forward is to make your own content.
 

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The apple tv app doesn't even link to Netflix.

It will link to other apps you have installed on your atv if the developer enables it. And then when you enter the tv app it asks if you want to link it. So you have a choice.

The purpose of the app is to bring content from all participating sources in to one place so you don't have to search app by app. But there's a section in there for ATV+
And if it's linking to apps you don't want it to I believe you can remove those links.
Netflix doesn’t want to play nice with Apple, they said they would not work with the Apple TV app and they recently took away Airplay streaming right after a price hike.
 

Biu_miu

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I’m not sure I like the “new” Apple. It’s becoming too much of a movie studio and I don’t understand why they would try and start from scratch when they had the opportunity to buy Netflix or even Disney when Steve Jobs was a major influencer there.
It seems to me that all of it is wasted money now because I don’t see people choosing AppleTV+ over Disney+ or even Netflix (with its huge library of older movies) and live TV/sports with Sling/YouTube TV/...
Of course giving AppleTV+ away for one year is one way of showing great subscriber numbers but we all know it’s a Marketing ploy.
I wish Apple would focus on its core competency which is to provide the technology that helps consume the content that’s out there.

I’d rather have Apple think outside the box and design technology to give Internet access to everyone everywhere. Something like wireless technology with satellites to free us up from this huge ugly infrastructure that are cables on poles or cellular antennas in our backyards.
If we can build driverless cars, we sure can make that happen.
They had to change something sooner or later- hardware isn’t something, that will sell endlessly until the end of the universe . As we know, all hardware sales are slowing down, except for the cheapest laptops and phones, that is not Apple business model anyway.
I guess we will see in a year + 1 month, who will keep all these Apple subscriptions, at this moment it seems, they are throwing stuff out and seeing, what works and what is a waste of resources in a long term.
But yeah, this is somewhat strange, that the same company makes Snoopy Cartoons AND smart watch with ECG function 🙂
 
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