A few months ago, a criminal case that shook the United States returned to the present day thanks to the premiere of the miniseries Candy: Murder in Texas, starring Jessica Biel (Limetown, The Sinner, BoJack Horseman), Which is available in Spain via Disney+. , What we did not know at the time was that another narrative was being created to depict these traumatic events in depth. Love and Death put the spotlight back on Candy Montgomery, a brutal murderer in 1980s Texas.
With a cast change, the new fiction Love and Death aims to delve into the life of Candy Montgomery, a woman who decided to leave her environment of apparent perfection through an extramarital affair that, to the horror of her entire community, Ended up with fucking. Axe. Was Candy the culprit?
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A new version of the true story of Candy Montgomery as featured in Love and Death comes to our screens thanks to HBO Max, which premieres fiction on Thursday, April 27. The first airing would mean the premiere of the first three episodes would later go on a weekly episode until May 25, when the miniseries would complete 7 episodes.
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Love and Death: the essence and cast of the HBO Max series
Written by David E. Kelly and directed byCastlie Linka GlatteSeriess thrilling drama tells the true story of Candace “Candy” Lynn Montgomery, a 1980s stay-at-home mom who lives in a corseted appearance of perfection: He is happily married to Pat Montgomery with a couple of children, and they live in an idyllic home in a residential neighborhood in a small town in Texas. The point is that, at a certain moment, driven by fatigue, routine, and laziness, she decides to look for a mismatched note, a glimpse of freedom, and she gets it through a lover. In his same community, he found a special relationship with Alan Gore, another respected neighbor, but he was also married. The problem is that this relationship, which was supposed to be casual, sporadic, and without complications, ended in a very serious form. Betty Gore, Allen’s wife, was brutally killed with forty-one axes, no less.
The cast is led by Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch and Vision, Wind River, Avengers Saga), who steps into Alan Gore’s shoes with Jesse Plemons (Stroke of Luck, The Power of the Dog) playing Candy Montgomery with lots of nuances. Is. Lily Rabe (The Undoing, The First Lady, The Tender Bar) as Betty Gore and Patrick Fugit (Outcast, First Man) as Pat Montgomery round out the quartet of vested couples. In addition, they are joined in the cast by Krysten Ritter, Tom Pelphrey, Keir Gilchrist, and Elizabeth Marvel.
It is a co-production of Max Original Lionsgate. Executive Producer: David E. Kelly (series writing) through David E. Kelly Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Sari via Blossom Films; Leslie Linka Glatter (who directed the first four and last episodes); Scott Brown and Megan Craid via Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; Michael Click and Helen Varno. The miniseries is inspired by “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs” and a collection of articles in Texas Monthly (“Love and Death in Silicon Prairie”, Parts I and II).
Nora Camara Nora Diaz is the specialist in film and television content on the Minutos website.