Raelle Tucker, creator of the Facebook Watch series Sacred Lies, is on a roll! After two very successful seasons on FB Watch, her pet project has now been picked up by the upcoming streaming service Peacock.
The deal is said to come with a renewal order in the near future but nothing’s official yet.
The Blumhouse Television, known for successful horror thrillers like Get Out and Halloween, was the force behind Sacred Lies.
With an amputee as its leading lady, the show gathered quite the dedicated cult survivor following and also received much praise.
Based on the novel “The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly” by Stephanie Oakes, the story follows a handless teen who escapes from a cult.
Minnow Bly (Elena Kampouris), finds friendship, hope, and redemption while at the juvenile detention, where Minnow finally learns that true freedom begins with the power to decide your own beliefs.
She finds herself in juvenile detention as she is suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.
As for Blumhouse TV, it describes Sacred Lies as the first scripted show centred around a physically disabled female character.
The description continues: “It addresses Minnow’s trauma and triumph as a double amputee from a grounded, emotional, and inspiring perspective.
The show tackles deep, real life issues: from the institutionalized incarceration of children – the school to prison pipeline – to white supremacy, to the seductive allure and dangers of religious extremism.”
The series is also more anthology than a drama, with its season 2 based on real-life murders. While the first part of the series was a grim take of the popular Grimm’s fairytale The Handless Maiden, the second season is based on the folktale The Singing Bone.
The second season of the anthology series revolves around actual murder cases and follows a young woman (Jordan Alexander) who searches for her family after being abandoned as a child.
She finds her father, an inmate who is obsessed with finding unidentified murder victims. Season two’s cast includes Juliette Lewis, Ryan Kwanten, Kimiko Glenn, Kristin Bauer, Emily Alyn Lind, and Odiseas Georgiadis.
Ahead of its July 15 release, the streaming service Peacock is busy bolstering its content after acquiring both seasons of Sacred Lies.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Marci Wiseman and Jeremy Gold, co-presidents of Blumhouse TV, said the following about the move of the series from Facebook Watch to Peacock:
“We’ve truly enjoyed working with Raelle, and were always impressed by her steady hand over the series.
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.”
The series was also praised for its production values. While the production set of the second season was more environmentally conscious than ever in the history of Hollywood, the script itself was written in coordination with fans via Facebook.
It was in line with Facebook Watch’s central motivation to bring together more and more people into the creation of a new show or film, even the outsiders to the Hollywood industry.
If you haven’t watched Sacred Lies yet, it is available to stream on Netflix. If you’re already a fan comment below and let us know what you’re expectations for the third season are!
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