Kaley Cuoco Is Set to Star in a New Comedy-Thriller Series and It Sounds Really, Really Fun

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Kaley Cuoco, 37, is getting ready to return to her comedy roots (any OG Big Bang Theory fans here?) in the upcoming Peacock comedy-thriller series, Based on a True Story. The show is set to hit the streaming service in June (and you’ll be able to stream the entire first season on Peacock with subscriptions starting at $4.99 a month).

The Flight Attendant star will play the lead role and though we don’t have much info on Cuoco’s character, we do know she is portraying a woman (who is also pregnant) named Ava Bartlett.

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Per the streaming service, Based on a True Story follows three people residing in Los Angeles whose lives become intertwined after experiencing a series of unfortunate events. There will be a whodunit murder mystery, high-stakes investigations and…toilets? According to Peacock, the eight-episode series will include “true crime, murder, and the slow-close toilet seat.” (Yes, really.)

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Craig Rosenberg, who is the showrunner for the new series, shared in a statement: “Over the last decade, a true crime phenomenon has swept over America. Podcasts, documentaries, fictional shows based on true stories—they dominate the culture.”

He continued: “Murderers have become celebrities and celebrities have become murderers which inspired me to create this show. I became fascinated with the idea of a relatable married couple whose youthful dreams hadn't come to fruition and who saw the true crime tidal wave as an opportunity to change their lives and save their marriage.”

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Executive produced by Ozark star Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Craig Rosenberg, the upcoming Peacock series aims to do a deep dive into America’s “obsession with true crime.” And just by reading the synopsis, we can already tell that this is a show Only Murders in the Building fans will enjoy watching. 

Aside from Cuoco, the talented ensemble cast for Based on a True Story will include names like Chris Messina (The Mindy Project), Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things), Tom Bateman (Behind Her Eyes), Priscilla Quintana (Good Trouble) and Liana Liberato (If I Stay).

Be sure to mark your calendars because Based on a True Story is coming to Peacock on June 8, 2023.

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