'Tell Me Lies' season 2 will continue Lucy and Stephen's toxic love story

'Tell Me Lies' season 2 has just been greenlit by Hulu, and we're all wondering what happens next

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Lucy and Stephen's tumultuous romance will continue in Tell Me Lies season 2, Hulu has confirmed on November 30. 

Carola Lovering's novel received the small screen treatment in September 2022, much to the excitement of fans and the heartache of our heroine, Lucy (Grace Van Patten). In Tell Me Liesboth in print and on screen—Lucy and Stephen DeMarco (Jackson James White) cross paths at a college party. Soon thereafter, they become entangled in passion, lies and betrayal. 

Despite the couple's ups and downs, most notably, downs, everyone is anxious to see what happens next. (But for the record, Grace Van Patten and Jackson James White are doing just fine off-screen, as evidenced by Instagram PDA.)

According to showrunner Meghan Oppenheim's TV Line (opens in new tab) interview, season 2 will feature "many more breakups and getting back together and breaking up again."

Are you ready for all that's ahead?

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'Tell Me Lies' season 2: what fans need to know

Oppenheimer developed the book-to-screen adaptation of Tell Me Lies with the help of Emma Roberts, Karah Preiss and Matt Matruski, all of whom served as executive producers from Belletrist Productions. In season 1, we have a great focus on this young couple's toxic union, as well as insight into their lives at home and amongst friends. 

In My Imperfect Life's interview with the author, Lovering revealed that the TV project slightly differed from print, as more secondary characters made their way into the spotlight. It's likely those storylines will continue, as will Lucy and Stephen's on-again, off-again relationship throughout the course of seven years. But, after the shocking season 1 finale and knowing that couples aren't remaining faithful to one another, who will find their way back to each other?

 

"I think women should ALWAYS be selfish when a 'partner' like Stephen is involved," Lovering told My Imperfect Life. "Lucy sacrifices so much of herself for Stephen and it's really hard to stomach because he's so undeserving."

When is the 'Tell Me Lies' season 2 release date?

At this time, Hulu has not shared a release date, but here's hoping we'll see the sophomore installment some time in 2023.

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Who is returning for the 'Tell Me Lies' season 2 cast?

We aren't currently aware of new additions to the show, but the cast of season 1 is as follows: 

  • Grace Van Patten as Lucy
  • Jackson James White as Stephen
  • Catherine Missal as Bree
  • Spencer House as Wrigley
  • Sonia Mena as Pippa
  • Alicia Crowder as Diana
  • Branden Cook as Evan
  • Benjamin Wadsworth as Drew
  • Zoe Renee as Charlie

What will 'Tell Me Lies' season 2 be about?

Of course, we're going to get a look inside at what happens next for Lucy and Stephen, but we're not sure at what point we'll be revisiting them. Their story does span roughly seven years, and we're definitely curious about how their relationship unfolds into their adult years. As soon as specifics are available, we'll be glad to share.

How does the 'Tell Me Lies' book differ than the show?

Rather than alternating between Lucy and Stephen's point of view, the TV show takes a different approach to the book by focusing more on Lucy and Stephen's friends. If you haven't already or need a refresher—have a look at Lovering's 2018 debut and bestseller before season 2. 

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There's still a lot of terrain to cover, and a lot to learn from these two. 

"What I hope is that Lucy's story will teach readers and viewers the importance of loving yourself first, and to walk away from anyone who devalues you," Lovering previously told us. "Trust should feel like you can be 1,000% yourself and your partner will accept you and have your back."

Lucy and Stephen, we'll be here patiently waiting for your return.

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)