The Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, which explores the United States’ obsession with true crime, became the first-ever television series to be celebrated during the 2019 Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, over the weekend. In addition, its star and executive producer Octavia Spencer was honored with the prestigious Taormina Arte Award. Nichelle Tramble Spellman, who wrote and also executive produced Truth Be Told, also attended the ceremony and presented the series at the festival. Truth Be Told is based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber.

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