Hulu released the full Candy trailer for its upcoming limited true-crime drama, starring Jessica Biel as the titular ax murderer. The series is set as a five-night event that will begin airing on Monday, May 9, leading up to the finale on Friday, May 13.
The video, which you can watch below, highlights Candy Montgomery’s role in the community and her friendship with Betty Gore. It teases how a suburban housewife turns into an unlikely killer as she does her best to cover up her crime.
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Candy is written by Robin Veith, with Michael Uppendahl directing the pilot. It stars Jessica Biel (The fisherman), Timothy Simons (Veep), Melanie Lynskey (yellow jackets), Pablo Schreiber (Halo), and Raúl Esparza (Dope).
“Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right – a good husband, two kids, a beautiful home, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions,” reads the synopsis. “But when the pressure of conformity builds inside her, her actions just beg for a little freedom. With deadly results.
Executive producers are Biel and Michelle Purple through their Iron Ocean banner along with Uppendahl, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund and Lindsey McManus.
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Candy is a co-production between UCP and 20th Television. Jim Atkinson and John Bloom signed on as consulting producers. Interestingly, Candy Montgomery’s story is also getting a limited series adaptation at HBO Max titled love and deathwith Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen leading the way.