We all know just how talented Elizabeth Olsen is, and it’s always exciting when we get to see the star in a new project. Well, get ready! The actress has a new show heading our way soon, and that’s Love and Death.
The series is executive produced by David E. Kelley, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Lesli Linka Glatter, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick, and Helen Verno.
Here’s all we know ahead of the show’s release!
Love and Death release date
The drama is set to make its debut on Thursday, April 27, 2023 on HBO Max. The first three episodes will be released on premiere day. Then going forward, one new installment will be released weekly until the finale, which is scheduled for Thursday, May 25. The streaming service gave the series a seven-episode order.
Love and Death synopsis
Love & Death is based on a true story, a book “Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs,” and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly, per the streamer. In real life, there were two couples, Allan and Betty Gore and Pat and Candy Montgomery.
Allan and Candy had an affair, and Betty was killed on June 13, 1980 in Texas after suffering 41 hits with an axe. Candy stood trial and pleaded self-defense. And she actually was found innocent and let go.
If the story sounds familiar, that’s because Hulu produced a limited series, Candy, about the events in May 2022. And the upcoming HBO Max series will do the same. But it will be interesting to see Olsen’s take on the Candy character, and the creative decisions the writing team made in this iteration of the story. We shared the HBO Max logline below:
"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 small town Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe."
Love and Death trailer
The trailer reveals Olsen in the role, her character’s motivation to start the affair, and a glimpse at the bloody murder. Check out the video below:
Love and Death cast
- Elizabeth Olsen as Candy Montgomery
- Patrick Fugit as Pat Montgomery
- Jesse Plemons as Allan Gore
- Lily Rabe as Betty Gore
- Krysten Ritter as Sherry Cleckler
- Tom Pelphrey as Don Crowder
- Keir Gilchrist as Ron Adams
- Elizabeth Marvel as Jackie Ponder