‘Based On A True Story’: Annie Weisman Replaces Creator Craig Rosenberg As Showrunner For Season 2 Of Peacock Series

EXCLUSIVE: There is a change at the helm of Peacock’s Based On a True Story, starring Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina. Physical creator Annie Weisman is joining the upcoming second season of the dark comedy thriller, from Aggregate Films and UCP, as new showrunner. She succeeds series creator Craig Rosenberg who remains an executive producer while pursuing other projects.

Season 2 of Based On a True Story will see Ava (Cuoco) and her husband Nathan (Messina) return for a new true crime adventure. The two stars are executive producing the new installment alongside Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan of Aggregate Films, writer/showrunner Weisman, Alex Buono, Rosenberg and Jaclyn Moore. Roxie Rodriguez of Aggregate Films, Sono Patel and Max Searle co-executive produce. UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group , is the studio.

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In the well received first season, the lives of a down-on-their-luck couple Ava (Cuoco) and Nathan (Messina) collide with an infamous serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles. They seize a unique opportunity to capitalize on America’s obsession with true crime by making a podcast with the killer.

Weisman is coming off serving as creator, executive producer and showrunner of Physical, starring Rose Byrne, which wrapped its three-season run on Apple TV+ last fall. Previously, she was under an overall deal at UCP sibling Universal Television where she was an executive producer on Almost Family, which she created and ran at Fox, and on The Path for Hulu. Weisman’s series credits also include Desperate Housewives, Samantha Who and Dead Like Me. She is also a playwright whose work includes Be Aggressive (La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, TheatreWorks, Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) and Hold Please (South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Working Theatre). Weisman is repped by WME and Gendler, Kelly & Cunningham.

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