Disney has announced a brand new series “Tell Me Lies”, which will star Grace Van Patten based on Carola Lovering’s novel, which is being created by 20th Television for Hulu in the United States.
“Tell Me Lies” follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco meet at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences. Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
Van Patten will play Lucy Albright, on the surface, a sheltered but well-adjusted girl from an affluent Long Island town. Her acerbic humor and often cool demeanor has earned her the label of “Ice Queen” among her friends. But beneath her confident façade Lucy is hiding a childhood trauma that has left her feeling disconnected from her peers. When she meets Stephen, Lucy sees a dark streak in him that she recognizes in herself, and will inadvertently bring her demons to light.
Meaghan Oppenheimer will executive produce and write the pilot. Emma Roberts and co-founder Karah Preiss executive produce under their Belletrist banner, Laura Lewis executive produces for Rebelle Media, and Shannon Gibson executive produces for Vice Studios. Matt Matruski will oversee for Belletrist, with Stephanie Noonan overseeing for Rebelle Media and Sam Schlaifer overseeing for Vice-owned Refinery29. Adapted from Carola Lovering’s novel of the same name, Lovering will serve as a consulting producer.
Grace Van Patten has appeared in many films and series including “Mayday”, “A Violent Heart”, “The Sopranos”, “Broadwalk Empire”, “Law & Order SVU”, and the upcoming Hulu series “Nine Perfect Strangers“.
With the series being created by 20th Television, we should also expect the series to also be released internationally as a Star Original on Disney+, though no official Star release has yet been confirmed.
Are you looking forward to “Tell Me Lies”?