Thursday, February 4, 2021

NBC Orders Limited Series 'The Thing About Pam' Starring Renée Zellweger

NBC has today given a series order to the original limited series The Thing About Pam starring Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger (Cold Mountain, Judy). The series will produce six episodes.

The series is based on the stranger-than-fiction story behind the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that was featured on Dateline, which resulted in her husband Russ' conviction. He always insisted that he did not kill her. His conviction was later overturned as the brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp (Zellweger).

Jessika Borsiczky developed the series and will serve as showrunner. She will executive produce with Zellweger, Carmella Casinelli, Liz Cole, Noah Oppenheim, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold. Blumhouse Television, NBC News Studios and Big Picture Company will produce.

"When you think about what qualifies something as a 'must watch,' I'm not sure you could do any better than the undeniable trifecta of Renée Zellweger, Blumhouse and Dateline," said Susan Rovner, Chairman of Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal. "The twists and turns of this saga are truly stranger than fiction, and in the hands of this incredibly talented artistic team, this series will bring a completely new perspective to a story that has already captivated millions."

"As someone who hasn't missed an episode of Dateline in 10 years, what immediately stood out to me about Pam from other true crime stories is that while on its surface it has all the twists and turns of a thrilling whodunit murder mystery, it's really a character story at its heart that reflects in a profound way the American landscape back to us," added Borsiczky.