HBO Max has handed a limited series order for David E. Kelley’s “Love and Death” with “WandaVision” actress Elizabeth Olsen attached to star as real-life 1980 Texas axe murderer Candy Montgomery.
Inspired by the true-crime book “Evidence of Love,” the limited series follows two church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life in Texas, until Candy – a housewife with a loving husband, good job, nice house, and two kids – killed her friend with an axe.
Lesli Linka Glatter is attached to direct and will executive produce with Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick and Helen Verno.
This Lionsgate TV project is separate from the one reported on last year titled “Candy” that has Elisabeth Moss set to play Montgomery.
Source: TV Line