Is Candy inspired by a true story? The origin of the Hulu miniseries explored


**Warning – Potential spoilers ahead for Candy**

Hulu’s catalog of true-crime adaptations begins to rival Netflix’s feat of producing stellar documentaries and upcoming miniseries Candy could be the next to follow suit.

We reveal if Candy is based on a true crime, discuss the main character and provide a guide to upcoming series episodes.

Created by Robin Veith for Hulu, Candy is a crime drama miniseries starring Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey and Pablo Schreiber, telling the story of Candy Montgomery, who has been framed for the murder of her best friend, Betty Gore.

Candy | Trailer | Hulu

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Candy | Trailer | Hulu





Is Candy inspired by a true story?

Yes, Candy is based on the true story of Texan Candy Montgomery and how she became known as “The Ax Murderer”.

Candy was framed for the murder of her best friend and Lucas Methodist Church member, Betty Gore.

Also, the charges against Candy were fueled by the fact that she was having an affair with Betty’s husband, Allan.

Although she was charged with the murder of Betty in 1980, Candy was acquitted of all charges against her after her pleas said she killed Betty in self-defense after the latter discovered the affair. from her husband.

Picture from Hulu.

Where is Candy Montgomery now?

The daily mail reported that Candy and her family moved to Georgia after the charges against her were dropped.

Besides Candy’s move, it was also reported that Candy eventually divorced her husband Pat Montgomery.

Additionally, The Daily Mail said Candy now periodically works as a mental health therapist.

Number of candy episodes

Candy has five episodes in total, which is a shorter number than other Hulu adaptations which usually feature between six and eight chapters.

The streaming platform is also changing its broadcast schedule by opting for the premiere of one episode per night, starting Monday, May 9, 2022.

This puts the Candy finale on the appropriate date of Friday, May 13, 2022, and we’ve highlighted the episode titles and their release dates below:

  • Episode 1: Friday 13 – Monday, May 9, 2022
  • Episode 2: Happy woman, happy life – Tuesday, May 10, 2022
  • Episode 3: Exaggerated – Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Episode 4: cover girl – Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Episode 5: The fight – Friday, May 13, 2022

Candy Montgomery’s story will actually be told through two separate limited series: the first being Candy on Hulu and the second titled love and death on HBO Max, starring Elizabeth Olsen in the same role. love and death will air later this year.

By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Candy premieres May 9, 2022 on Hulu.

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