Following an Emmy-nominated run in the Disney+ series WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen joined the cast of a new limited drama series for HBO Max. Now, as first reported by Deadline, Olsen is joined by another Marvel TV alum, Krysten Ritter, in the ensemble cast.
Ritter and Olsen are joined by Judas and the Black Messiah star Jesse Plemons. Additionally, Patrick Fugit (We Bought a Zoo) and Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) appear on the cast call sheet as well.
The project, titled Love and Death, is based on a true story. Set in Wylie, TX, he series of church-going couples, enjoying small-town family life. However, tensions rise and housewife Candy Montgomery murders Betty Gore in 1980, setting into motion a string of repercussions. Olsen is playing the aforementioned Candy in the upcoming series adaptation. The story borrows themes and elements from Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by Jim Atkinson and Joe Bob Briggs.
Lionsgate Television will produce the show which received a straight-to-series order from HBO Max. Additionally, the series hails from The Undoing‘s David E. Kelley and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland). Finally, Nicole Kidman is on board as executive producer alongside Matthew Tinker (Big Little Lies) and Helen Verno (Harem).
Krysten Ritter is best known for her roles in hit TV shows like Breaking Bad and Veronica Mars. Notably, Ritter joined the Marvel universe as the titular character in Netflix’s Jessica Jones and, later on, in The Defenders. Ritter also often finds herself in the middle of rumors that she will reprise the Jessica Jones character in the larger MCU. This week, Ritter’s new Netflix fantasy film Nightbooks will hit the streaming service.
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