Kaley Cuoco, who made a name for early on with roles in sitcoms like 12 Simple Rules and The Big Bang Theory will be jumping in with a new dark comedy following continuing her more edgy performances in HBO Max drama The Flight Attendant. Her next project, Based On A True Story, which will be with streaming service Peacock, gives her a new opportunity to show off her acting serious chops.
There is not a lot of information about what the role will entail other than that Cuoco will play a married woman named Ava Bartlett. The service did say though that it will be a dark comedic thriller inspired by a bizarre true event, built around a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder and the slow close toilet seat.
If the credits of writer, showrunner and executive producer Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, LOST, Preacher) are any indication the characters are in for a wild ride.
Jason Bateman (Ozark, The Outsider) will executive produce alongside Michael Costigan for Aggregate Films. Roxie Rodriguez serves as co-executive producer for Aggregate Films. The series will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Cuoco was nominated for an Emmy award again this year (for the second year in a row) for her performance in The Flight Attendant in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She is currently shooting the action-thriller Role Play.