NBCUniversal will add two seasons of anthology series Sacred Lies to the scripted programming roster to its debut streamer Peacock, which will launch July 15. The series previously lived on Facebook Watch, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As Facebook Watch actively decreases scripted content, the switch to Peacock will help the streamer bolster offerings before the mid-July launch. The deal also includes an option for Peacock to become a home base for Sacred Lies’potential third season.
From Blumhouse Television, the series was created by Raelle Tucker (Jessica Jones) and has taken inspiration from The Brothers Grimm fairytales. The series is executive produced by Tucker alongside Scott Winant (Fargo), Jason Blum (Get Out) and co-presidents of Blumhouse TV, Jeremy Gold (Sharp Objects) and Marci Wiseman (Nocturne). Via The Hollywood Reporter, Season 1 was created with Brothers Grimm story “The Handless Maiden” and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, following a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, in mind. The cast included Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kevin Carroll (Paid in Full), and Kiana Madeira (Trinkets).
Season 2, formally known as Sacred Lies: The Singing Bones, premiered in February. It was based on the “The Singing Bone” folktale and real-life murder cases. At the center was a young woman, played by Jordan Alexander (Unbury the Biscuit), who was searching for her family after being abandoned. The search leads her to her father, an inmate who may be guilty of more than just the crimes for which he’s imprisoned, and a telemarketer/armchair detective with an obsessive hobby of searching for unidentified murder victims, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Joining the cast in Season 2 will be Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Kimiko Glenn (Nerve), Kristin Bauer van Straten (50 First Dates), Emily Alyn Lind (Doctor Sleep) and Odiseas Georgiadis (The Perfect Date).
The addition of Sacred Lies to the Peacock content library has been vetted by the co-presidents Wiseman and Gold. To The Hollywood Reporter, “We’ve truly enjoyed working with Raelle, and were always impressed by her steady hand over the series,” said Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents of Blumhouse TV. “She is a brilliant and unique storyteller, with a wealth of ideas, some of which we’re exploring even now. We’re thrilled the show will reach a whole new audience.”
Sacred Lies is still available to stream on Facebook Watch. The trailer for the most recent season is below: