HBO’s new true crime-inspired limited series, “Love & Death,” is headed your way this March and tells a twisted tale of murder in the Lone Star State.
Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons, the series tells the true story of a murder that took place in North Texas in the ’80s.
“This riveting drama, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore – two churchgoing couples enjoying their smalltown Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe,” according to HBO.
Candy Montgomery, who Olsen will play, was a woman from Wylie who is accused of murdering Betty Gore in June 1980, FOX 4 reports. Candy struck Betty, her lover’s wife, 41 times with an ax and was found not guilty after claiming she acted in self-defense.
The seven-episode HBO Max Original, “Love & Death,” is set to premiere on April 27 with three episodes, followed by weekly episode drops through May 25.
Last year, Hulu also released a series about the Candy Montgomery murder case called “Candy,” which starred Jessica Biel.