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Is Kevin Hart’s ‘True Story’ Actually Based On A True Story?

Laura Sanders

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Is Kevin Hart’s ‘True Story’ Actually Based On A True Story?

Kevin Hart’s new Netflix series has got everybody talking - and with a title like ‘True Story,’ we can’t blame people for wondering if it is, in fact, based on a true story.

The show follows an internationally known stand up comedian called Kid who is played by Kevin Hart as he battles with a possibly career-ruining crisis.

Kid is on tour in America and when he gets to Philadelphia he meets up with his brother, Carlton (Wesley Snipes). The pair go on a drinking session all night and when Kid wakes up the next morning, he discovers the woman in bed next to him has overdosed.

True Story is executive produced by Kevin Hart and Eric Newman (Narcos, Dawn of the Dead, The Last Exorcism).

Those who have already seen it say Kevin Hart's dramatic new series is a must-see.

True Story trailer

If you haven't seen the new series yet, take a look at the trailer in the video player below.

Is Kevin Hart’s ‘True Story’ based on an actual true story?

According to Decider, True Story isn't actually based on a true story. It's a fictional show which was created and written by Eric Newman.

The Netflix series is largely made up however, some elements are true to Hart's real life.

One example is a scene where Kid and his team board a flight where he is met by a white passenger who begins to quote his stand-up and uses the 'N' word.

True Story cast

The series stars Kevin Hart as Kid, Wesley Snipes as Carlton and William Catlett as Herschel.

In addition, TV host Ellen Degeneres and TV journalist Don Lemon both make cameo appearances as themselves. The cast also includes:

  • Paul Adelstein (Prison Break) as Todd
  • Lauren London (ATL) as Monyka
  • Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as Billie
  • Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) as Gene
  • Chris Diamantopoulos (The Office) as Savvas
  • John Ales (Nutty Professor) as Nikos
  • Michael James Bell (Divergent) as Ditmar
  • Ash Santos (American Horror Story) as Daphne
  • Avery Kidd Waddell (Madea's Tough Love) as Julian
  • Eric Nenninger (Jeepers Creepers II) as Will

True Story was released on Netflix on 24th November 2021 as a seven-episode limited series.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Kevin Hart, TV and Film, Netflix

Laura Sanders
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