Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) has joined Hulu’s limited true-crime scripted drama series about Candy Montgomery. The actor will star alongside previously cast Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey.
“Candy” tells the true story of Montgomery, a Texas housewife who infamously murdered her friend Betty Gore with an ax in 1980.
Jessica Biel will star in the role of Montgomery. Lynskey will portray the real-life victim of murderess Candy Montgomery, Betty Gore. Schreiber will star as Alan Gore, Betty’s husband and a Silicon Prairie engineer and father.
Schreiber is best known for his guest actor in a drama role on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black which earned him an Emmy nomination. Other credits include American Gods, The Wire, and Defending Jacob.
Robin Veith (Mad Men, The Act) wrote the pilot script of “Candy.” Michael Uppendahl (Mad Men, Fargo, Impeachment: American Crime Story) will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer.
Nick Antosca (The Act, Brand New Cherry Flavor) will serve as executive producer under his banner Eat the Cat along with Alex Hedlund. Biel and Michelle Purple will serve as executive producers for Iron Ocean. Jim Atkinson & John Bloom will serve as consulting producers.
The series is produced by UCP and 20th Television.