Before returning to the MCU with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Elizabeth Olsen remains on the small screen with a new series of David E. Kelley for HBO Max in which she will play a famous killer from Texas.
After the success of WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen remains in the world of series since she has just landed the lead role in the new production of David E. Kelley according to TVLine. Entitled Love and Death and commissioned by HBO Max, this series is inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs, as well as several articles in the Texas Monthly.
The limited series will follow two pious couples who enjoy their family life in a small town in Texas until the day a murder is committed. Elizabeth Olsen was chosen to play Candy Montgomery, a loving wife and mother, who was suspected of murdering Betty Gore, the wife of a member of her Church with whom she was having an affair, in 1980.
The story had caused a scandal since Betty’s murder was carried out with an ax and at the end of the trial Candy was declared not guilty.
For Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, “It’s a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence. We are incredibly lucky to have Elizabeth embody all of the facets of Candy that make this story unforgettable.” .
It is therefore a new series mixing portrait of women and murder that David E. Kelley will write after Big Sky, The Undoing and Big Little Lies. Lesli Linka Glatter will direct this limited series produced by Lionsgate.
The story of Candy Montgomery also interested Universal Studios, which announced in 2020 the development of a project on this woman with Elisabeth Moss to play her and Robin Veith (Mad Men) to write.