We’re all about books to movies or television – if you’ve read us for long enough, you know that one to be true. We love to see the characters coming to life and we love to see how people interpret someone else’s story.
One of the things that we love in this time, is that Hollywood doesn’t see books and automatically think movie. They see that we also want TV series and to not leave things out. They see that we want a build up to the story, more angst and action added. They see that we want people to not take away from our stories.
And that’s the thing, books are our stories. Yes, we are aware that we didn’t write them, but the power of a good book is that we see it as ours.
Though this writer hasn’t ready Tell Me Lies, personally. But I have heard just how great it is. The series is based on Carola Lovering‘s 2018 book of the same name. Here’s everything that we know about the show so far.
WHEN DOES IT PREMIERE?
Tell Me Lies will premiere on September 7th, with the first three episodes dropping on the premiere date. The following episodes expected to drop on subsequent Wednesdays.
WHERE CAN YOU WATCH?
Tell Me Lies will stream on Hulu.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
According to the official synopsis from Hulu, “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.”
WHO STARS IN THE SHOW?
Grace Van Patten (Character: Lucy Albright)
On the surface, Lucy is 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.
Jackson White (Character: Stephen DeMarco)
With an enigmatic quality and a fierce intelligence, Stephen’s ability to read people has always been a means of survival. But underneath his charm, he has a dark side. When he meets Lucy (Van Patten) he will bring out a side of her that is simultaneously enthralling and frightening. Together they will embark on a tumultuous journey, with repercussions that neither could have predicted.
Catherine Missal (Character: Bree)
Bree is grounded and caring with a strong sense of who she is, Bree is one of Lucy’s best friends and has been since their first day of college. Although she initially presents as naive, she is actually anything but.
Spencer House (Character: Wrigley)
Wrigley is the most celebrated athlete on campus and always the life of the party. Although it seems like life is easy for him, his big personality hides a wealth of insecurities.
Sonia Mena (Character: Pippa)
Pippa is the ringleader of the group who uses her bravado to mask a deep insecurity. Although she’d never admit it, she cares way too much what others think. She and Lucy (Grace VanPatten) become close friends at college, but they find themselves constantly at odds with each other.
Branden Cook (Character: Evan)
Evan is a kind, intelligent guy who often feels stunted by his father’s success, causing him to sometimes lack motivation. He is overly concerned with being the “nice guy” and puts his friends’ needs before his own – this leads to a repressed anger that might eventually get the better of him.
Benjamin Wadsworth (Character: Drew)
Drew is a college freshman and Wrigley’s younger brother. He is shy but smart, and is used to living in the shadow of Wrigley.
Alicia Crowder (Character: Diana)
Diana has an Audrey Hepburn air about her, elegant, confident, and poised. But underneath it all she has a formidable strength, and is nobody’s fool. Once Lucy finds out that Diana and Stephen (Jackson White) have been in a tumultuous relationship for years, she is threatened—and rightly so. Diana knows Stephen in a way Lucy does not and knows how to navigate his games.
So tell us, is this a show that you’ll be watching? Tell Me Lies looks good to us and we definitely will be watching.