Elisabeth Moss is set to star in the miniseries Candy about the true story of axe murderer Candy Montgomery and her victim Betty Gore. The miniseries comes from Universal Content Production with The Act‘s Robin Veith and Nick Antosca producing.
“The unique tale of Candy Montgomery is one Nick has been passionate about telling for a very long time. After working with Robin on The Act, the two crafted an incredible script that is tense, twisted and tempting,” said Dawn Olmstead, President of UCP. “With her range of work speaking for itself, Elisabeth is dream casting for us and the care and thoughtfulness she will bring to the complex events that unfolded really deepens the project. I wish I was already sitting on the couch in a dark room watching the opening credits right now.”
“I have been wanting to play an anti-heroine for a while now, and have been trying to work with Robin again after Mad Men for even longer, so when she asked me if I wanted to play a housewife from Texas who, some would say, got away with murder, I simply said, ‘Where do I sign?’ said Moss. “Adding the opportunity to work with Nick after his incredible work on The Act was like taking a delicious dessert and putting 100 cherries on top. My producing partner Lindsey and I are so thrilled to be partnering with them and Alex and Scott and everyone at UCP on a show that I believe is truly going to be like no other we’ve done and will be a role like none I’ve ever played.”
In 1980 Texas, Candy Montgomery (Moss) seemingly had it all – loving husband with a good job, a daughter and a son, a nice house in the brand new suburbs – so why did she kill her friend from church with an axe?
Candy will be written by Veith. Moss will also be an executive producer alongside Antosca, Lindsey McManus and Alex Hedlund. UCP will take the miniseries around to networks and streamers, though it will likely end up at Hulu given Moss, Veith and Antosca’s previous work with The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act airing on their service.
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