|Tell Me Lies|
|Created by||Meaghan Oppenheimer|
|Based on||Tell Me Lies|
by Carola Lovering
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45–53 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney Platform Distribution|
|Original release||September 7, 2022 –|
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. The series was released on Hulu on September 7, 2022. It follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship between Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. Upon meeting at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences. Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them. In November 2022, the series was renewed for a second season.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date ||Prod.|
|1||"Lightning Strikes"||Jonathan Levine||Meaghan Oppenheimer||September 7, 2022||1HMK01|
|2||"Hot-Blooded"||Erin Feeley||Samir Mehta||September 7, 2022||1HMK02|
|3||"We Don't Touch, We Collide"||Erin Feeley||Mona Mira||September 7, 2022||1HMK03|
|4||"Take Off Your Pants and Jacket"||Sam Boyd||Sinead Daly||September 14, 2022||1HMK04|
|5||"Merry F*cking Christmas"||Sam Boyd||Chisa Hutchinson||September 21, 2022||1HMK05|
|6||"And I'm Sorry If I Dissed You"||Isabel Sandoval||Meaghan Oppenheimer||September 28, 2022||1HMK06|
|7||"Castle on a Cloud"||Isabel Sandoval||Bill Kennedy||October 5, 2022||1HMK07|
|8||"Don't Go Wasting Your Emotion"||Ed Lilly||Samir Mehta||October 12, 2022||1HMK08|
|9||"Sugar, We're Going Down Swinging"||Ed Lilly||Sinead Daly||October 19, 2022||1HMK09|
|10||"The Bedrooms of Our Friends"||Robin Wright||Meaghan Oppenheimer||October 26, 2022||1HMK10|
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. 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. On April 14, 2022, Jonathan Levine joined the series to direct the pilot and executive produce the series. The series was released on September 7, 2022. On November 29, 2022, Hulu renewed the series for a second season.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Grace Van Patten was cast in a lead role. On November 19, 2021, it was announced that Jackson White joined the main cast. On December 9, 2021, it was reported that Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal, and Alicia Crowder were cast as series regulars. On February 4, 2022, it was announced that Branden Cook, Spencer House, and Benjamin Wadsworth joined the cast in starring roles. On April 14, 2022, Gabriella Pession, Edmund Donovan, and Natalee Linez joined the series in recurring capacities.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 86% approval rating with an average rating of 5.7/10, based on 7 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 65 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".