Peacock announced today the straight-to-series order of BASED ON A TRUE STORY, a dark comedic thriller from Craig Rosenberg (The Boys, LOST, Preacher).  Rosenberg will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. “Inspired by real events, Based on a True Story explores America’s obsession with true-crime and serial killers.

Jason Bateman (Ozark, The Outsider) will executive produce alongside Michael Costigan for  Aggregate Films.  Roxie Rodriguez serves as co-executive producer for Aggregate Films. The series will be produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

A dark comedic thriller inspired by a bizarre true event, BASED ON A TRUE STORY is about a realtor, a plumber and a former tennis star whose lives unexpectedly collide, exposing America’s obsession with true crime, murder and the slow close toilet seat.

“There are some true stories that are stranger than fiction as is the case for the events that inspire this show,” said Beatrice Springborn, President, UCP. “It is a twisted, thrilling and incredibly funny series that combines the comic and suspense talents of the dream team of Craig Rosenberg, Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Roxie Rodriguez to create the perfect show for Peacock.”