The Life List: 6 ways in which the true-crime boom has a dark side

Truth Be Told - based on the Kathleen Barber novel Are You Sleeping (2017) - touches on the public's renewed fascination with true-crime cases.
Truth Be Told - based on the Kathleen Barber novel Are You Sleeping (2017) - touches on the public's renewed fascination with true-crime cases.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

LOS ANGELES - The popularity of true-crime shows and podcasts has convinced millions of people they are armchair detectives. But Truth Be Told, an Apple TV+ drama debuting on Dec 6, has podcaster Poppy Parnell - played by Oscar winner Octavia Spencer - reconsidering the guilt of Warren Cave (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul), the man she helped send to jail for murder. At a recent press day in Los Angeles, Spencer, Paul and the show's creator Nichelle Tramble Spellman tell The Straits Times they want viewers to question their own obsession with true crime.

Truth Be Told - based on the Kathleen Barber novel Are You Sleeping (2017) - touches on the public's renewed fascination with true-crime cases.

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