Monday, April 11, 2022

Peacock Gives Series Order to Comedic Thriller 'Based on a True Story' Executive Produced by Jason Bateman

Peacock has today given a series order to the original limited series Based on a True Story created by Craig Rosenberg (Preacher, The Boys). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

A dark comedic thriller inspired by a bizarre true event, the series will center on a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America's obsession with true crime, murder and the slow close toilet seat.

Rosenberg will executive produce with Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan. Roxie Rodriguez will serve as a co-executive producer. Universal Content Productions and Aggregate Films will produce.

"Inspired by real events, Based on a True Story explores America's obsession with true-crime and serial killers," said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. "Along with our colleagues at UCP, we're thrilled Craig Rosenberg, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Roxie Rodriguez have partnered with Peacock for what is sure to be a wild ride filled with unexpected twists and turns and lots of humor."