Tell Me Lies
Created byMeaghan Oppenheimer
Based onTell Me Lies
by Carola Lovering
ComposerJay Wadley
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Meaghan Oppenheimer
  • Emma Roberts
  • Karah Preiss
  • Matthew Matruski
  • Shannon Gibson
  • Samantha Schlaifer
  • Laura Lewis
  • Stephanie Noonan
  • Jonathan Levine
  • Mathew Hart
  • Jessica Badenoch
  • Gillian Bohrer
  • Julie Cohen
  • Joe Leonard
  • Jeff Israel
  • Bradley Cheyne
  • Bridget Case
  • Genevieve Butler
Running time45–53 minutes
Production companies
Original networkHulu
Original releaseSeptember 7, 2022 (2022-09-07) –
present (present)

Tell Me Lies is an American drama streaming television series created by Meaghan Oppenheimer, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Carola Lovering.[1] The series was released on Hulu on September 7, 2022.[2] It follows a relationship between Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco as it unfolds over the course of 8 years after meeting at college. In November 2022, the series was renewed for a second season.[3]


Set in 2007 at a fictional upstate New York school called Baird College, this drama chronicles a turbulent but seductive romance between college freshmen Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and college junior Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) over the course of eight years. Although their relationship starts off like any other campus romance, they quickly become entangled in an addictive entanglement that will forever change not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

Cast and characters




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]Prod.
1"Lightning Strikes"Jonathan LevineMeaghan OppenheimerSeptember 7, 2022 (2022-09-07)1HMK01
18 year old Lucy Albright begins her freshmen year at Barid College, where an unexpected event during Welcome Week permanently turns her life upside down.
2"Hot-Blooded"Erin FeeleySamir MehtaSeptember 7, 2022 (2022-09-07)1HMK02
Lucy tries to move on after the death of a new friend by accepting Stephen's invitation to go on a date.
3"We Don't Touch, We Collide"Erin FeeleyMona MiraSeptember 7, 2022 (2022-09-07)1HMK03
Wrigley's pressure on and off the field grows, harming his relationship with Pippa. Lucy and Stephen talk about being exclusive.
4"Take Off Your Pants and Jacket"Sam BoydSinead DalySeptember 14, 2022 (2022-09-14)1HMK04
Bree is determined to lose her virginity. Stephan travels to to the city for a weekend job offer, while Lucy wonders where they are in their relationship.
5"Merry F*cking Christmas"Sam BoydChisa HutchinsonSeptember 21, 2022 (2022-09-21)1HMK05
As the first semester of the college term wraps up, Lucy and Stephan return home to break the long-standing tension between their families. At Macy's funeral, Lucy learns a explosive secret.
6"And I'm Sorry If I Dissed You"Isabel SandovalMeaghan OppenheimerSeptember 28, 2022 (2022-09-28)1HMK06
Lucy confronts Stephen after learning about the bombshell at Macy's memorial to find out what he knows.
7"Castle on a Cloud"Isabel SandovalBill KennedyOctober 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)1HMK07
The gang heads to North Carolina for Evan's 21st birthday at Evan's family lake house. But, while at the lake house, the gang learns more about each other, both good and bad.
8"Don't Go Wasting Your Emotion"Ed LillySamir MehtaOctober 12, 2022 (2022-10-12)1HMK08
Pippa has strange feelings after introducing Wrigley to her father. To keep Stephen safe, Lucy faces a difficult choice.
9"Sugar, We're Going Down Swinging"Ed LillySinead DalyOctober 19, 2022 (2022-10-19)1HMK09
Tensions between Wrigley and Drew explode, leaving one seriously injured. Due to her teacher's threat to fail her for plagiarism, Lucy is compelled to face her past.
10"The Bedrooms of Our Friends"Robin WrightMeaghan OppenheimerOctober 26, 2022 (2022-10-26)1HMK10
The final party of the school year is hit by a wave of truths, secrets, and a shocking act of betrayal that threatens both a long-standing friendship and two relationships.



On September 1, 2020, it was announced that Emma Roberts has inked a first-look deal at Hulu via her production company, Belletrist TV, and her first project was adapting Carola Lovering's Tell Me Lies for television.[5] On August 3, 2021, it was reported that Hulu had given the production a straight-to-series order. The series is created by Meaghan Oppenheimer is also expected to executive produce alongside Roberts, Karah Preiss, Laura Lewis, and Shannon Gibson. Production companies involved with the series are Belletrist Productions, Rebelle Media, and Vice Studios.[1] On April 14, 2022, Jonathan Levine joined the series to direct the pilot and executive produce the series.[6] The series was released on September 7, 2022.[2] On November 29, 2022, Hulu renewed the series for a second season.[3]


Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Grace Van Patten was cast in a lead role.[7] On November 19, 2021, it was announced that Jackson White joined the main cast.[8] On December 9, 2021, it was reported that Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal, and Alicia Crowder were cast as series regulars.[9] On February 4, 2022, it was announced that Branden Cook, Spencer House, and Benjamin Wadsworth joined the cast in starring roles.[10] On April 14, 2022, Gabriella Pession, Edmund Donovan, and Natalee Linez joined the series in recurring capacities.[6]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 86% approval rating with an average rating of 5.7/10, based on 7 critic reviews.[11] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 65 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[12]


  1. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 3, 2021). "'Tell Me Lies' Drama Series Starring Grace Van Patten Ordered By Hulu With Emma Roberts Exec Producing". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Betancourt, Bianca (August 8, 2022). "Consider 'Tell Me Lies' Your Next Ultra-Sexy Binge Watch". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved September 6, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (November 29, 2022). "'Tell Me Lies' Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z - tell me lies on hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
  5. ^ White, Peter (September 1, 2020). "Emma Roberts Inks First-Look Deal At Hulu & Sets 'Tell Me Lies' Adaptation As First Project". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (April 14, 2022). "'Tell Me Lies': Jonathan Levine To Direct Pilot & EP; Gabriella Pession, Edmund Donovan & Natalee Linez Join Cast Of Hulu Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 14, 2022.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 3, 2021). "Emma Roberts Drama Starring Grace Van Patten Nabs Hulu Series Pickup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 19, 2021). "'Tell Me Lies': Jackson White To Star In Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 19, 2021.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (December 9, 2021). "'Tell Me Lies': Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal & Alicia Crowder To Co-Star In Hulu Drama Seriess". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (February 4, 2022). "'Tell Me Lies': Branden Cook, Spencer House & Benjamin Wadsworth Join Hulu Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  11. ^ "Tell Me Lies: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Tell Me Lies: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved September 10, 2022.