Love & Death, the new limited series starring Elizabeth Olsen, premieres April 27.
HBO Max has unveiled the teaser trailer for Love & Death which is the upcoming crime drama, which is based on the true story of housewife turned killer Candy Montgomery. The series is slated to debut on April 27.
The teaser gives us a preview of Elizabeth Olsen’s return to the small screen after WandaVision’s massive success on Disney+ in 2021. The promo also features Olsen playing Candy Montgomery, who begins an affair with her friend’s husband.
Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs , Love & Death follows a homemaker named Candy Montgomery (Olsen), a devout churchgoer and housewife in Wylie, Texas whose personality seems to That changed when he killed his friend and neighbor Betty Gore with an ax like something out of a horror movie. An affair between Candy and Betty’s husband Allan comes to light shortly after Candy’s arrest, leading to a trial that will change the small town of Wylie.
The limited series will star Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) as Candy Montgomery, Jesse Plemons (Jungle Cruise) as Allan Gore, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Betty Gore, Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) as Sherry Cleckler, Patrick Fugit (Outcast ) as Pat Montgomery, Keir Gilchrist (Atypical) as the Reverend Ron Adams, Elizabeth Marvel (House of Cards) as the Reverend Jackie Ponder, and Tom Pelphrey (Ozark) as Don Crowder.
Love & Death is written and produced by David E. Kelley (The Undoing) through the banner David E. Kelly Productions, with Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men) as director. Executive producers are Glatter, Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, and Helen Verno. Lionsgate will produce this limited series.
Interestingly, Universal Content Productions is also currently developing a limited series that will tell the story of Candy Montgomery, with Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress, Elisabeth Moss as the main character. It’s not clear yet what differences will be seen between the two miniseries, but true crime fans are sure to welcome both series.