Monday, May 3, 2021

Elizabeth Olsen to Star in HBO Max Limited Series 'Love and Death' Created by David E. Kelley

HBO Max has today given a series order to the original limited series Love and Death starring Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision, Sorry For Your Loss). The series is inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (Love & Death in Silicon Prairie, Part I & II).

Two church going couples enjoy small town family life in Texas until somebody picks up an axe.

David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) is writing the series, with Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) directing. They will executive produce with Nicole Kidman, Per Sarri, Scott Brown, Megan Creydt, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick and Helen Verno. Lionsgate Television, David E. Kelley Productions and Blossom Films will produce.

"This is a gripping story about the frustrations and desires of two women in a small town that culminates in a terrible act of violence," said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. "We are thrilled to be partnering with David, Lesli, Nicole, and Per and incredibly fortunate to have Elizabeth at the center of our story to bring out all the layers that make this story so unforgettable."