Is True Lies premiering in 2022 or 2023? Here is everything we know so far about the new series True Lies.
The wait is finally over, as CBS has released its midseason schedule, which includes plans to launch its True Lies series adaptation next year. True Lies, a television series and sequel to the film of the same name, was announced by McG. On May 20, 2019, and February 10, 2021, it was announced that a pilot was ordered for the series by CBS, with Matt Nix announced as being involved. In addition to this, the announcement of the official release date of the show follows the release of the midseason schedules for ABC, Fox, and NBC last week.
Furthermore, it has been noted for a long time that there is a high demand for new shows among fans, which cannot be denied because viewers are eager to learn and see more about how these characters will be explored and will be adapted for TV screens. So, if you are one of those who want to get clarity about the release date, time slot, and plot, among other details. Then look no further, as especially for you, we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on True Lies.
Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.
True Lies Release Date and Time Slot
On May 13, 2022, CBS officially picked up the series. Now it has been confirmed that the brand-new series will be officially premiering next year on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at the time slot of 9/8c on CBS and later on Paramount Plus. Before moving to its regular slot of Wednesday at 10 pm on March 1, 2023, following the two-hour premiere of season 44 of Survivor. The viewers can buy a subscription plan according to their preferences.
Doing so allows viewers to watch new episodes based on location when the episode airs worldwide. In order to receive updates on when True Lies premieres on streaming services, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a short clip of the star cast, quoting, “We spy with our little eye an all-new series coming to @CBS – #TrueLies premieres February 23rd. Spread the word.” Take a look at the official post below:
— True Lies (@TrueLiesCBS) November 14, 2022
True Lies Plot
The True Lies series, like its inspiration, the 1994 classic movie released back in 1994 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis as a married couple in need of marital rejuvenation, will center on its central couple. In the film, Schwarzenegger played Harry Tasker, whose family thought he was a boring computer salesman but who was actually an American spy. Jamie Lee Curtis played Harry’s wife, Helen.
According to CBS, the series logline states, “A breakneck adaptation of Oscar-winner James Cameron’s big-screen classic, CBS’s True Lies is the saga of an unremarkable suburban homemaker who discovers her unremarkable computer-consultant husband leads a remarkable double life as an international spy. The reveal of this shocking secret puts Helen, Harry, and their kids in grave jeopardy, forcing Helen to work alongside Harry on his missions. The anything-but-unremarkable adventure that ensues shakes up the Tasker’s marriage as it shakes up the international world of espionage.”
As stated by Deadline, Bringing True Lies to television has been a longtime passion for McG. He started pursuing the idea in 2016, shortly after he signed an overall deal with 20th TV, whose sister feature studio produced the movie. The following year, a TV series reboot with Marc Guggenheim as a writer sold to Fox with a put pilot commitment. It did not go beyond the script stage but McG continued his efforts. In a 2019 interview, he indicated that a True Lies TV series could still happen, possibly at Disney+. Last year, McG was tapped as director and executive producer of 20th TV’s series reboot of another popular movie, Turner & Hooch, for Disney+, created and executive produced by Nix. The two hit it off and partnered on True Lies. Their pitch landed at CBS last fall.
True Lies Episodes and Official Trailer
As of November 2022, the exact number of episodes has not been confirmed by CBS, but according to IMDb, it is reported that the first season will have around 13 episodes with a runtime of approximately 35 to 45 minutes per episode. On the other hand, we’d also like to point out that the exact titles and synopsis for the episodes cannot be confirmed. So, we recommend that viewers follow the show’s social media handle to stay up-to-date on the latest details about the upcoming series.
Moreover, the show comes from showrunner Matt Nix, who also wrote the pilot script, and director Anthony Hemingway, while Cameron serves as an executive producer. The main cast members of the series are as follows Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga in the leading roles in an ensemble cast. Along with the leading talents the series also features, Jackson Hurst as Harold, Erica Hernandez as Maria, Omar Miller as Gib, Mike O’Gorman as Luther, Annabella Didion as Dana, and Lucas Jaye as Jake. Also starring are Deneen Tyler, Liann Pattison, and Tom Connolly. Nix, Cameron, Rae Sanchini, McG, Mary Viola, Corey Marsh, and Josh Levy all serve as executive producers. Sean Hoagland and Whitney Davis serve as co-executive producers while the series is produced by 20th Television.
The official trailer of 2:50 minutes was released by the network on May 18, 2022, with the tagline stating, “Shocked to discover that her bland and unremarkable computer consultant husband is a skilled international spy, an unfulfilled suburban housewife is propelled into a life of danger and adventure when she’s recruited to work alongside him to save the world as they try to revitalize their passionless marriage.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
Let us know in the comments what you are looking forward to seeing in True Lies.