‘Truth Be Told’ season 2: Release date, trailer and everything else we know about the Apple TV Plus series

Truth Be Told
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Truth Be Told, one of Apple TV Plus’ first original series to debut on the streaming platform all the way back in 2019, returned with its second, bigger season 2 this past fall.

Created by Nichelle D. Tramble (The Good Wife, Snowfall) and executive produced by Octavia Spencer, who also stars in the series, Truth Be Told is a crime drama that follows podcaster Poppy Parnell. Truth Be Told was one of the first Apple TV Plus series to walk away with awards, winning Outstanding Writing for a Drama series from the NAACP’s Image Awards.

Here is everything we know about Truth Be Told, including whether or not there's more on the way..

Is 'Truth Be Told' season 2 available to watch?

Truth Be Told returned to Apple TV Plus on Friday, Aug. 20. All 10 episodes of the new season are now available to stream.

What is the plot of ‘Truth Be Told’ season 2?

After being forced to reinvestigate a previous murder case she was involved in, another part of Poppy’s past will serve as the focus on season two, this time in the form of a lifelong friend, media mogul Micah Keith.

Keith’s husband was murdered but the police have dropped the case, so she turns to Poppy for help. But the more that Poppy learns about the case the more strain is put on Poppy and Micah’s friendship. In addition, her own personal life, including her marriage, seems to be fraying.

You can catch up with the first season of Truth Be Told on Apple TV Plus.

Who is in the ‘Truth Be Told’ cast?

Octavia Spencer headlines Truth Be Told as Poppy Parnell. The Oscar winner (The Help) has had some memorable TV roles in her career thus far, including portrayals of herself on shows like 30 Rock and Black-ish and earning an Emmy nomination for her role as Madame C.J. Walker in the mini series Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker.

New to the cast for season two is Kate Hudson, who will be playing Micah Keith. Though Hudson has appeared as a guest star in a few TV shows, like Glee, this will be her first time as a lead on the small screen.

Other cast members include Mekhi Phifer, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thomas, Haneefah Wood, Katherine LaNassa, Michael Beach, Tami Roman, Christopher Backus, Alona Tal, David Lyons, Andre Royo, Merle Dandridge and Mychala Faith Lee.

Is there a ‘Truth Be Told’ season 2 trailer?

Apple released the official trailer for Truth Be Told’s second season in the beginning of August. You can watch it for yourself immediately below. 

Will there be a 'Truth Be Told' season 3?

Apple TV Plus has officially given the green light for Truth Be Told season 3. Octavia Spencer will again return as Poppy Scoville, but the show is adding Maisha Closson (Claws, How to Get Away With Murder) as the director, showrunner and executive producer for season 3.

There was no information on when Truth Be Told season 3 may premiere.

How to watch ‘Truth Be Told’

There’s only one way to watch Truth Be Told, with an Apple TV Plus subscription. The streaming service, which launched in the fall of 2019, is available for a monthly subscription of $4.99 per month. With that you get access to all Apple TV Plus originals, like Ted Lasso, See, The Morning Show and Apple TV Plus original movies, including the newly released CODA

Three month free trials are available to Apple TV Plus for consumers who purchase a new Apple product, i.e. an iPhone, iPad or Mac computer. You can also get a seven-day free trial if you just sign up for Apple TV Plus without purchasing an Apple product. 

FYI, even if you have an Apple TV device, it does not automatically mean that you have Apple TV Plus.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.