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Meaghan Oppenheimer Interview: Tell Me Lies

As of September 7th, Tell Me Lies is now available to stream on Hulu. With the first four episodes already out, new installments of the show will be added to the streaming service on a weekly basis. The drama series, based on the book by Carola Lovering and adapted for television by Meaghan Oppenheimer, chronicles a couple’s toxic relationship as it plays out over the years and affects those around them.

The cast includes Alicia Crowder, Grace Van Patten, Branden Cook, Jackson White, Sonia Mena, Benjamin Wadsworth, Spencer House, and Catherine Missal.

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Screen Rant chats with showrunner Meaghan Oppenheimer, who compares Carola Lovering’s original novel to the new Hulu series.

Screen Rant: How did you get involved with Tell Me Lies as the creator and showrunner?

Screen Rant: Had you read the book beforehand? Or did you read it once Hulu brought it to you?

Screen Rant: In a book to show adaptation, there’s always that added difficulty of honoring the source material, but also setting the two apart from each other. What has that process been like?

Screen Rant: This show is pretty much centered around Lucy and Stephen’s relationship. It’s definitely not described as a fairytale romance. Was there anything that was particularly challenging when you were trying to craft this or bring it to life?

Screen Rant: I read that you’re drawn to dark comedy, and I’m a dark comedy fan myself. Were you able to incorporate that into the series at all?

“Tell Me Lies” follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) meet 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.

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The first four episodes of Tell Me Lies are available to stream on Hulu.

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