“Wandavision” starlet Elizabeth Olsen will return to the box for new HBO Max series “Love and Death”.
Written by series vet David E.Kelley (“Chicago Hope”, “Ally McBeal”, “Picket Fences”), and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (“Homeland”, “Now and Then”), 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.
In the show, two church going couples are enjoying small town family life in Texas until somebody picks up an axe.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max, says: “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. 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 of Candy that make this story so unforgettable.”
Executive producers are Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, Helen Verno, Matthew Tinker, Michael Klick And Texas Monthly.
Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group said “We cannot imagine a more perfect artist to play the leading role of Candy than Elizabeth Olsen. Her talent, charisma and energy can bewitch audiences like no other. We’re proud to be collaborating with a world-class creative team of Lesli, David and Nicole on this thrilling and intriguing series and to bring another exciting premium property to our partners at HBO Max.”