Kate Hudson will star alongside Octavia Spencer on the second season of Apple TV+’s Truth Be Told 

By Ally Mauch
January 27, 2021 04:04 PM
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Octavia Spencer and Kate Husdon are back to work! 

The two actresses returned to the set of the Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told on Tuesday, when Hudson snapped a selfie to mark the occasion, posting it on her Instagram Story with a sticker atop reading "back to work."

In the photo, Spencer, 50, smiles big beneath a protective face shield while Hudson, 41, wears a mask to protect against the novel coronavirus.

Hudson's involvement in the second season of Truth Be Told, a series from Reese Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine, was first announced in October 2020. She will play Micah Keith, a lifestyle guru and friend of Spencer's character, Poppy Parnell. 

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The first season followed podcaster Poppy as she launched a reinvestigation of a murder case that she reported on nearly two decades earlier. Season 2, which does not yet have a premiere date, will highlight a new case that involves both Poppy and Micah. 

The series will be Hudson's first extended TV role since her storyline on Ryan Murphy's Glee in 2012 and 2013.

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"It's basically a glimpse into America's obsession with crime podcasts. It challenges the viewers to consider the consequences when justice or the pursuit of justice is on a public stage," Spencer, who also serves as an executive producer, told Entertainment Weekly of the series ahead of season 1 in November 2019. 

"[I love] Serial. I remember thinking, wow, this is based on someone's life [and] realizing that I was so engrossed with the story itself, but that it actually happened to real people," she continued. "[It was great] to be a part of a story that not only challenges the viewers in that way, but also what journalism means, and how anyone basically with an interest in a particular subject can basically start a narrative and a podcast."

In addition to Hudson and Spencer, the season 2 cast of Truth Be Told includes Cranston Johnson, Hale Appleman, Anthony Lee Medina, Merle Dandridge, Jason O'Mara, Alona Tal, David Lyons, Christopher Backus and Mychala Lee, according to Deadline