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Is Hulu’s Series ‘Saint X’ Based on a True Story?

Saint X is the new mystery series to arrive on the streaming platform Hulu. At the moment, many people are wondering whether the thriller series is based on a true story or it’s just a work of fiction.

Nowadays, a large majority of people like watching psychological thrillers as well as murder mysteries. These shows have managed to top the list of the most popular television shows. The thing is everyone is keen to try and solve the puzzle.

The latest series of Hulu titled Saint X adds a new twist to the formula. For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the show revolves around a sister’s journey for answers about 20 years after the death of her sibling. Continue reading further to find out if Saint X is based on a true story or if it’s purely a work of fiction.

What is the Hulu series ‘Saint X’ all about?

In the United States, the thriller series Saint X made its way to the streaming service Hulu on April 26, 2023, Wednesday. The series which is set in different timelines follows the story of a girl named Alison Thomas who disappears and passes away while on a family vacation in the 1990s.

Nearly 2 decades after the tragic incident, her sister Claire who was only seven years old at the time of the incident is still looking for answers as the real identity of Alison’s killer has not been revealed. Claire starts her investigation with Clive Richardson, who was the prime suspect at the time of Alison’s death and he was surrounded by sinister accusations all his life.

Is Hulu’s new series ‘Saint X’ based on a true story?

The answer to the above question is a big no. Hulu’s new series Saint X is not based on a true story. However, it is an adaptation of a mystery novel penned by author Alexis Schaitkin which means the story of Alison Thomas’ and her disappearance are completely fictional.

The book which was published in the year 2020, is less about solving the mystery of Alison Thomas’ death and more about Claire learning that she may never find the answers she is seeking. After her investigation, she learns that Clive wasn’t Alison’s killer which takes her back to square one.

During an interview with the American Booksellers Association in 2020, author Alexis Schaitkin said, “The first chapter sets up the mystery of Alison Thomas’ death, but I hope the reader will quickly figure out that the novel is ultimately less interested in the answer to that mystery than in its fallout for all of these characters.”

‘Saint X’ shares a few similarities with a real-life case

Yeah, you read that right. The story of Alison Thomas is entirely fictional, although it has a few similarities to the real-life case of Natalee Holloway. In May 2005, the high school senior from Alabama disappeared during a class trip to Aruba in the Caribbean.

At the time of her disappearance, Holloway was 18 years old which is the same as Saint X’s Alison. Another similarity between the two cases is that both of them were never solved.  Thomas’ body is found in the series however Natalee’s remains have never been recovered. In 2012, Natalee was officially declared dead by an Alabama judge.

If you like to watch mystery thrillers, then Hulu’s new series Saint X might be your cup of tea. The Saint X is streaming now on Hulu. So you can go and watch the latest series and share your thoughts on the show in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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