Elisabeth Moss starred in AMC’s groundbreaking Mad Men as Peggy Olson from 2007-2015. Since then, she’s taken on other titular roles, like in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s chilling The Handmaid’s Tale.
It’s been a minute since she starred in the 1960s period drama, and now Moss is going full circle, teaming up with Mad Men staff writer Robin Veith once again for a new biopic miniseries called Candy, reports ComingSoon.net.
The series revolves around real life ax killer Candy Montgomery. According to the description, Montgomery seemed to be living a full life. She was in a happy marriage with a loving husband, and was mother to a daughter and son. She and her family lived in a suburb of Texas.
But then for some reason, she turned on her friend Betty Gore, killing her with an ax. The storyline for the series has yet to be announced, but our guesstimate is that it will explore what led up to this tragic turn of events.
Moss recently talked about what drew her to this project, saying to The Wrap, “I have been wanting to play an anti-heroine for a while now. And have been trying to work with Robin again after Mad Men for even longer, so when she asked me if I wanted to play a housewife from Texas who, some would say, got away with murder, I simply said, ‘Where do I sign?’”
“Adding the opportunity to work with Nick (Antosca) after his incredible work on The Act was like taking a delicious dessert and putting 100 cherries on top.”
Veith and Antosca will be co-writing Candy together, following their collaboration on The Act, which is also a true crime series.
If you missed it the first time around, here’s a look at the trailer for The Act (which might give you an idea of their work and what to look for in the future):
Candy is in the early stages, so there’s no start date as of now. But, we’ll keep you in the know.
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