It has already been a stellar 2020 for Elisabeth Moss with her hit film The Invisible Man, and acclaim for her performance in Shirley. While she has a fourth season of The Handmaid’s Tale coming next year, Moss has found time to fit another series into her schedule, and it will mark a reunion with a writer from her Mad Men days.
THR reports Moss will star in Candy, a miniseries from Mad Men and The Act writer Robin Veith, who will also exec-produce. The series is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, someone those who follow true crime shows like Snapped will probably recognize. Montgomery was a seemingly normal Wylie, TX mother who in 1980 murdered her friend with an ax, striking her over 40 times. The case became a national scandal when Montgomery’s motives became clear, but even more with the unexpected verdict in her court case.
The Carol Montgomery story was captured most notably in film critic Joe Bob Briggs’ book, Evidence of Love: The Candy Montgomery Story, which was then adapted into a 1990 TV movie, A Killing in a Small Town.
The plan by producers is to approach premium networks and streaming services, so look for the series to end up on one of those. Hulu seems like a pretty good destination given Moss and Veith’s past history with the network.