Jessica Biel Replacing Elisabeth Moss in Hulu True Crime Drama “Candy”

Deadline has revealed that actress Jessica Biel will replace Elisabeth Moss in a new Hulu limited true-crime drama, Candy.

What’s Happening:

  • Candy is based on the true story of Candy Montgomery, who Biel will play.
  • The show is set in 1980s Texas, where Montgomery killed her friend from church with an ax.
  • The Act creators Robin Veith and Nick Antosca are also behind the new series.
  • Biel will executive produce the show with Michelle Purple through their company Iron Ocean. Michael Uppendahl, who has recently worked on FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story, will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer.

More Hulu News:

  • Huluween is returning to Hulu with a second season of Bite Size Halloween, a short film series that ranges from horror comedy to psychological thrillers and everything in between.
  • Sterling K. Brown and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds will bring an adaptation of Washington Black to Hulu in a limited series order.
  • President of Hulu, Kelly Campbell, has left the streaming service, reportedly eying a role at NBCUniversal’s Peacock.