Hulu has released the full Candy trailer for its forthcoming limited true crime drama, starring Jessica Biel as the titular axe murderer. The series is set as a five-night event that will start streaming on Monday, May 9, leading up to the finale on Friday, May 13.
The video, which you can check out below, highlights Candy Montgomery’s role in the community and her friendship with Betty Gore. It teases how a suburban housewife turns into an unlikely killer as she tries her best to cover up her crime.
Candy is written by Robin Veith, with Michael Uppendahl directing the pilot. It stars Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Timothy Simons (Veep), Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Pablo Schreiber (Halo), and Raúl Esparza (Dopesick).
“Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right – good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions,” reads the synopsis. “But when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results.”
Executive producers are Biel and Michelle Purple through their Iron Ocean banner along with Uppendahl, Nick Antosca, Alex Hedlund, and Lindsey McManus.
Candy is a co-production between UCP and 20th Television. Jim Atkinson and John Bloom have signed on as consulting producers. Interestingly, the Candy Montgomery story is also getting a limited series adaptation at HBO Max titled Love and Death, with Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen as its lead.