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First look at Truth Be Told season 3 introduces new cast member

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Octavia Spencer, left, and new cast member Gabrielle Union star in
Octavia Spencer, left, and new cast member Gabrielle Union star in Truth Be Told season 3.
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Apple TV+ offered a first look at season 3 of its award-winning drama Truth Be Told Thursday, introducing a new cast member in the process.

Actress Gabrielle Union joins Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer on the NAACP Image Award-winning show. Season 3 kicks off on January 20.

Gabrielle Union joins Octavia Spencer on Truth Be Told season 3 on Apple TV+

In season 3 of the show, Spencer resumes her role as Poppy Scoville, an investigative reporter turned true-crime podcaster. And with a new season comes a new case for her to look into, Apple TV+ said.

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So here’s the streaming provider’s description of the series and its new season:

Based on the novel While You Were Sleeping by Kathleen Barber, Truth Be Told offers a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

In season three, Poppy (Spencer), frustrated by the lack of media attention for several young missing Black girls, teams with an unorthodox principal (Union) to keep the victims’ names in the public eye while chasing down leads to a suspected sex trafficking ring.

And along with Spencer, returning cast members include Mekhi Phifer, David Lyons, Ron Cephas Jones, Merle Dandridge, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood, Mychala Faith Lee and Tami Roman, Apple TV+ said.

Season 3 debuts January 20

So if you’re interested, season 3 of the show debuts with the first episode on Friday, January 20, 2023. And new episodes follow weekly on Fridays through March 24.

The series comes from writer, showrunner and executive producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman. Showrunning duties transferred to Maisha Closson for season 3.

Executive producers include Closson, Spencer, Mikkel Nørgaard, Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine. Other EPs include Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping for Chernin Entertainment and Brian Clisham for Orit Entertainment. Fifth Season produces the show.

Apple noted Apple Original films, documentaries and series netted 293 wins and 1,256 award nominations to date. It cited Emmy Award-winning comedy Ted Lasso and this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner, CODA.

You can get Apple TV+ by subscription for $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Or you can get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

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