Renée Zellweger directs the limited series The Truth About Pam from Blumhouse TV
Almost a year after the announcement, the production banner would co-develop the limited series with NBC, Blumhouse Television’s The truth about Pam found his star with two-time Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, made her TV debut.
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The Adaptation of the Date line The episode will focus on Reality Legal Series coverage of the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria. In that case, her husband was originally convicted and subsequently released when another suspect was found in the form of Pam Hupp (Zellweger), who was convicted in 2019 and believed to have orchestrated her death to attribute it to Betsy’s husband. The NBC program has covered the case several times since 2014 and even created a podcast. The thing with Pamcentered on it in 2019.
“When you think about what qualifies something as a “must”, I’m not sure you can do better than the undeniable Trifecta by Renee Zellweger, Blumhouse and Date lineSusan Rovner, chairwoman of NBCUniversal, Entertainment Content, said in a statement. “The twists and turns of this saga really are stranger than fiction, and in the hands of this incredibly talented team of artists, this series will bring a whole new perspective to a story that has already fascinated millions.”
The six-episode series is written and screened by Jessika Borsiczky (UnReal, House of Lies) with Zellweger as Executive Producer alongside Carmella Casinelli, President of NBC News Studios and Date line EP Liz Cole, CEO and Founder of Blumhouse, Jason Blum, Noah Oppenheim, President of NBC News, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold.
“Much like in our acclaimed and award-winning crime series like The Jinx and Sharp Objects, we see this opportunity to increase viewers’ appetites for strong and compelling stories“Said Blum in a statement.”This opportunity to build a high performing scripting franchise and partner with the incomparable Renee Zellweger in her first leading role on broadcast television, with such a talented writer as Jessika Borsiczky, who, in collaboration with our friends at NBC, is adapting material from Dateline’s treasuries is unparalleled. I couldn’t be more proud of the Blumhouse team that made it happen.”
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The series was first announced as in development in May 2020 when NBC and Blumhouse announced their partnership for the project, with the latter also announcing a first-look deal with the Halloween star.
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