How to Watch 'Based on a True Story' — New Comedic Thriller Starring Kaley Cuoco Now Streaming

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Based on a True Story

'Based on a True Story' starring Kaley Cuoco looks like your next binge-worthy show and it's actually based on a true story.

Standing alongside John Ritter in 8 Simple Rules from playing the lovable girl next door as Penny in Big Bang Theory to her more gritty character in Flight Attendant, it seems everything the incredibly talented actress Kaley Cuoco touches turns to gold. Her latest role in Peacock's Based on a True Story looks as if it will be no different. 

Created by the executive producer of Prime Video's hit series The Boys Craig Rosenberg and Ozark and Air star Jason BatemanBased on a True Story is a new binge-worthy comedy — starring Air and The Mindy Project's Chris Messina alongside Cuoco — inspired by real events. When a serial killer pops up in a California neighborhood, a true crime fan (Cuoco) decides to start a podcast about the murders with the help of her partner (Messina), only to be framed for the crimes themselves. 

Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story
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Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story is streaming exclusively on Peacock. It's the perfect time to sign up for the streaming service too, because right now until June 12 you can get one year for only $20, that's less than half of the normal $50/year cost.

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Cuoco talked exclusively to ET about being pregnant while filming this series, "When I signed on for [Based on a True Story,] I was obviously not pregnant and it was written very differently," she shared. "We're getting started to shoot, we're talking literally a month or two out, I met with the producers and I was like, 'Um, what do you think about writing this character pregnant?'"

She explained how the writers updated her character to include the pregnancy. "It ended up being such an interesting part of this show. The show is so funny and so wacky and so strange."

Based on a True Story release date: 

Based on a True Story premieres on Peacock TV on Thursday, June 8. There are eight episodes in the first season, all of which were released today.

How to watch Based on a True Story:

To watch the Peacock Original series Based on a True Story you'll need a subscription to  — you guessed it — Peacock. Right now until June 12, a Peacock Premium membership is just $20 and opens access to NBC sitcoms The Office and Parks and Rec, Bravo reality favorites, live sports and more.

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After June 12, you can sign up for a Peacock Premium subscription at $4.99 a month or $49.99 per year. Peacock Premium gives you access to the everything the streaming service has to offer.