The Thing About Pam on Salto: 5 things to know about the series with Renée Zellweger – News…

Exclusively on SALTO, the series The Thing About Pam with Renée Zellweger returns to a criminal case that made headlines. If you haven’t seen it yet, here are 5 things to know about this gripping drama.


Notice to fans of true crime series: The Thing About Pam, broadcast exclusively on the Salto platform since March 9, is inspired by a most surprising news story, told in the podcast of the same name. In 2011, a few days after Christmas, Betsy Faria was murdered. Although he keeps claiming his innocence, her husband Russ is quickly condemned for the facts.

After Russ Faria’s conviction was overturned in 2015, many twists and turns in the investigation shine the spotlight on a completely different suspect: Pam Hupp, a close friend and former colleague of Betsy Faria. Incarnated on screen by Renée Zellweger, she would indeed have orchestrated everything!

The six episodes of The Thing About Pam retrace this affair which shook the United States. Punctuated by many twists and turns, it highlighted the duality of a woman who is well in every way, concealing a complex and manipulative personality, and noticeably capable of the worst…


Headlining the series is Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger, who won in 2004 for her role in Return to Cold Mountain, then in 2020 for her portrayal of star Judy Garland. Also known to everyone as the unforgettable Bridget Jones, the American actress has so far remained very discreet on the small screen.

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In The Thing About Pam, she is surrounded by Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas, the Transformers saga) in the role of Joel Schwartz, Russ Faria’s lawyer, and Judy Greer (30 years old or nothing, Halloween) in the guise of prosecutor Leah Askey. Alongside them, Katy Mixon (American Housewife) and Glenn Fleshler (Joker) embody the spouses Betsy and Russ Faria.


To look like the real Pam Hupp, Renée Zellweger has been radically transformed, in particular thanks to facial prostheses. At the start of filming, the actress therefore spent almost four hours in make-up and hair styling to take on the appearance of the suspect.

When Renée arrived on the film set, I had chillstells showrunner Jenny Klein to Entertainment Weekly. There’s a certain familiarity to Pam that comes through in her performance. It reflects the charm and cunning nature of this person.”


The real protagonists of this news item, starting with Russ Faria and his lawyer Joel Schwartz, collaborated with the writers and the showrunner of the series to tell them their version of the story. Actor Josh Duhamel also confides to the microphone of KSDK News that getting to know Joel Schwartz helped him a lot for his interpretation.

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At first rather worried about meeting Russ Faria, whom he plays on screen, Glenn Fleshler also spoke with him on the phone: “he brought real depth to his story, his pain and the humanity of it all,” explains the actor.


If the series The Thing About Pam adapts this criminal case which made headlines, it is nevertheless broadcast even though Pam Hupp has not yet been tried for this homicide. Currently in prison for another murder, that of Louis Gumpenberger, the 63-year-old woman is awaiting trial after being charged with the murder of Betsy Faria in July 2021.

Discover now the first three episodes of The Thing About Pam exclusively on Salto. The series is broadcast on a weekly basis every Wednesday in US+24

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