20th Television is currently developing a new pilot for a limited drama series, “Tell Me Lies” which 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.
According to Deadline, Jonathan Levine is going to be directing the pilot and will be an executive producer on the show. He has previously worked on another Hulu Original. “Nine Perfect Strangers”.
The series will star Grace Van Patten in the main role of Lucy Albright and also starring in the pilot will be Gabriella Pession (Station 19), Edmund Donovan (Gossip Girl) and Natalee Linez (Power Book III: Raising Kanan).
“Tell Me Lies” is based on Carola Lovering’s novel, who is going to be a consulting producer on the show. It is being adapted by Meaghan Oppenheimer, who has previously worked on “Queen America”. She will also be an executive producer. Also executive producing is Emma Roberts, along with Belletrist co-founder Karah Preiss. 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.
This pilot is being created for Hulu, so should the pilot be turned into a series, we should also expect the limited series to be released as a Star Original on Star+ and Disney+ internationally.