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Krysten Ritter Joins Elizabeth Olsen in Miniseries Love and Death

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Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad, Jessica Jones) has officially joined Elizabeth Olsen in HBO Max’s crime drama miniseries titled Love and Death. The mini-series is executive produced by David E. Kelley and Nicole Kidman. Ritter will play a character named Sherry Cleckler, who is a close friend of Olsen’s character Candy Montgomery, a Texas woman convicted of the murder of Betty Gore.

This marks Krysten Ritter’s latest TV project in more than two years since starring in the Netflix series, Jessica Jones, which completed its three seasons in 2019. Most recently she starred in Netflix’s new dark fantasy film, Nightbooks produced by Sam Raimi, who just started streaming on the streamer.

Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs, Love and Death follows the story of a housewife named Candy Montgomery (Olsen), a devout churchgoer and housewife in Wylie, Texas whose personality seems to change when she kills her friend and neighbor, Betty Gore with an ax like something happened in a horror movie. The affair between Candy and Betty’s husband, Allan, comes to light shortly after Candy’s arrest, leading to a trial that will change the small town of Wylie.

In full, this limited series will star Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) as Candy Montgomery, Jesse Plemons (Jungle Cruise) as Allan Gore, Lily Rabe (American Horror Story) as Betty Gore, Patrick Fugit (Outcast) as Pat Montgomery, Keir Gilchrist ( Atypical) as Pastor Ron Adams, Elizabeth Marvel (House of Cards) as Pastor Jackie Ponder, and Tom Pelphrey (Ozark) as Don Crowder.

Interestingly, Universal Content Productions is also currently developing a limited series that will tell the story of Candy Montgomery, with Golden Globe and Emmy award winning actress Elisabeth Moss in the lead role. What differences will be seen between the two miniseries, no one knows yet, but true crime fans will surely welcome the two series.

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