Pablo Schreiber is set as a lead opposite Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey in Hulu’s original limited event series Candy, in view of the genuine story of Candy Montgomery (Biel), who killed her friend Betty Gore (Lynskey) with a hatchet.
In 1980 Texas, Montgomery apparently had everything — a caring spouse with a great job, a girl and a child, a pleasant house in the fresh out of the plastic new rural areas — so for what reason did she kill her friend from church?
Schreiber will play Alan Gore, a Silicon Prairie engineer, husband and father whose wife Betty (Lynskey) is bafflingly killed with a hatchet in their home.
Candy is one of two series about the Montgomery-Gore case at present in progress: Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Rabe are set to play the two ladies in Love and Death at HBO Max.
Hulu’s series comes Universal Studio Group’s UCP and Disney’s twentieth Television. Robin Veith (Mad Men, The Act) composed the pilot and is executive producing with Nick Antosca (The Act) and Alex Hedlund (through their Eat the Cat organization); Biel and Michelle Purple of Iron Ocean; and pilot chief Michael Uppendahl (Fargo, Mad Men). Jim Atkinson and John Bloom are counseling producers.
Schreiber stars as Master Chief in the Paramount+ (some time ago Showtime) transformation of the super selling Halo computer game establishment. Recording on the season has wrapped, and it’s because of debut in 2022 following a years-long development and production process that has highlighted various showrunners and directors.
He procured an Emmy nomination for Netflix’s Orange is the New Black; other ongoing credits incorporate Apple’s Defending Jacob, American Gods at Starz and element First Man. Schreiber is repped by WME, Circle of Confusion, and lawyer Karl Austen.