There are rumors that a writer’s room is being prepared for the project, coming from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group and 20th Television. The series of events takes place in Texas in 1980 and is based on the true story of the murderer Candy Montgomery and her victim, Betty Gore.
The protagonist of The Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss will play Montgomery, who had it all: a loving husband with a good job, a daughter and son, a nice house in the new suburbs, so why did she kill her friend from church with an ax?
Likewise, Moss will be the executive producer with Lindsey McManus through her production company Love & Squalor and Antosca in addition to the participation of Alex Hedlund and his producer Eat The Cat. Jim Atkinson.
On the other hand. John Bloom will be the consultant with Veith, who also wrote the pilot script for Mad Men. Joining the production members will also have Michael Uppendhal, who has directed episodes of Mad Men and Fargo.
It’s clear why Hulu was interested, as the project brings together multiple talents from two of its biggest shows – The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act. Likewise, the dystopian drama, starring Moss, is heading into its fourth season in 2021.
While last year, Hulu revealed that The Act, starring Joey King and Patricia Arquette, attracted more new subscribers than any other original on the platform in its first month.
UCP, which has general deals with Veith and Antosca, was the studio behind The Act and also landed a direct series order for The Girl From Plainville, starring streamer’s Elle Fanning.
Notably, when the project was being purchased earlier this summer, Moss said she had wanted to play an “anti-heroine” for a while and was eager to re-team with Veith, who she had worked with on Mad Men.