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'Candy': 5 things you need to know about Hulu crime drama starring Jessica Biel

Based on a true story, 'Candy' stars Biel who transforms into Candy Montgomery, a housewife and a mother accused of killing her friend Betty Gore
Jessica Biel in a still from 'Candy' (YouTube/Hulu)
Jessica Biel in a still from 'Candy' (YouTube/Hulu)

'Candy', a new crime thriller based on the true story of Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore's death, is set to premiere on Hulu. The platform is trying to bring such stories to light and educate audiences about these individuals and the notorious court cases that shook the nation.

True-crime TV dramas have been popular recently with shows like 'Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez', 'The Serpent', and 'Landscapers' among the genre's highlights. Hulu is shoring up true-crime fans' repertoire with 'Candy', an upcoming limited series that details a gruesome tragedy that occurred in suburban Texas in 1980. From well-regarded actors to the production staff, there's a lot to be excited about in the series.


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Jessica Biel in 'Candy' (YouTube/Hulu)

When will 'Candy' be released and where to watch it?

'Candy' will premiere on Hulu on Saturday, May 9, 2022, for a five-episode season. Hulu is airing the episodes in a five-night event, which is great news for anyone who has trouble waiting. Meaning, that fresh episodes will be available for streaming daily and the finale will air on May 13.

What is 'Candy' all about?

According to Hulu's official synopsis, "Candy Montgomery is a 1980s housewife and mother who did everything right — good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions. But when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results."

'Candy' is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, a woman accused of murdering her friend, who also happened to be the spouse of the man with whom she was having an adulterous affair. Montgomery was never convicted of murder, which is something we encourage viewers to learn more about as the series continues to air.

Who stars in the Hulu crime drama?

'Candy' stars Jessica Biel, who looks nothing like she did when she was a kid actor on the show '7th Heaven'. Fans of Biel are expecting big things from her new role, which marks her comeback to the criminal genre, which she excelled at with 'Limetown' and 'The Sinner'. On 'The Sinner', Biel worked as both the executive producer and the lead character Cora Tannetti. She said that she went into production so she could create projects with tough and exciting roles rather than hoping for them to happen.


Melanie Lynskey will play Betty Gore. Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, and Ral Esparza join Biel and Lynskey on screen.

Who are the showrunners?

'Candy' is the creation of Robin Veith and Nick Antosca, who also serve as co-executive producers.


Take a look at the official trailer below: