If there is one thing that Hulu really gets right, it’s a complicated relationship series. They know how to do a series and make you question everything that you think that you know.
So Tell Me Lies may become our new obsession, because we’re pretty positive that it’s going to both scare us from relationships and the holidays are coming up, so we’re going to need excuses to get our family off of our backs.
It will also make us want to read the book that it’s based off of.
Tell Me Lies follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) 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.
“I think if we’re honest, most of us have had a relationship that damages us, yet for whatever reason we can’t walk away from it. When you’re in a dynamic that’s mentally or emotionally abusive, you begin to accept treatment that you never thought you would accept. To me, it’s such a universally relatable subject, but we don’t talk openly about it because it feels shameful. That was what I loved about Carola Lovering’s book—she captured that feeling of isolation in such a visceral way. So I’m hoping the show will open up conversations where people can talk about these things without feeling judged. Because most of us have had a Stephen in our lives at some point.” said showrunner Meaghan Oppenheimer in a statement to Cosmopolitan.
Tell Me Lies, will premiere on September 7, 2022, on Hulu.