Hulu has been quite busy preparing its new shows to take the streaming market by storm. Among their line-up of new productions is Tell Me Lies, a drama series that is developed as part of a first-look deal made with Emma Roberts and her Belletrist TV banner. It’s an adaptation of Carola Lovering‘s book by the same name. We can exclusively share that the pilot episode will be directed by Jonathan Levine.
The director is well-known for his movie work with 50/50, Warm Bodies, and the 2019 release of Long Shot. He has started venturing more into TV productions, such as 2010’s Hot to Make It In America for HBO and Nine Perfect Strangers. What is noteworthy about the latter is that it’s another Hulu production. So, he’s no stranger to working with the streaming service.
Tell Me Lies is currently eyeing a February production start. The series has added Jackson White and Grace Van Patten in the title roles of Stephen DeMarco and Lucy Albright. The story will follow Albright’s time in college, as she tries to leave her past behind her only to get swept up into DeMarco’s. Karah Preiss, the co-founder of Belletrist, is working on the project as an executive producer, while Meaghan Oppenheimer takes on the role of showrunner. Roberts is also attached as a producer on the new series. It’ll be great to see what Levine‘s style might bring to the adaptation.