Candy
Candy (2022)

‘Candy’ – True-Crime Series on Hulu Starring Jessica Biel

Candy is a five part series created by Nick Antosca and Robin Veith. The series stars Jessica Biel, Timothy Simons, Melanie Lynskey, Pablo Schreiber, and Raúl Esparza.

Premise

Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results.

About this Series

Three-time Emmy nominee Robin Veith (“Mad Men,” “The Act”) wrote the pilot script and is executive producer. Nick Antosca (“The Act,” “Brand New Cherry Flavor”) is too executive producer under his banner Eat the Cat along with Alex Hedlund. Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (“The Sinner,” “Cruel Summer”) are also executive producers for Iron Ocean. Michael Uppendahl (“Fargo,” “American Crime Story: Impeachment”) directed the pilot. Jim Atkinson and John Bloom are consulting producers. The series is from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and 20th Television, one of the Disney Television Studios.

The star is: Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel. Depostiphotos

Jessica Biel is an Emmy-nominated actor and producer known for her acclaimed roles in “The Sinner,” “Limetown,” “The Illusionist,” “Hitchcock” and dozens of other feature films and TV series. As a producer and co-founder of Iron Ocean Productions, Biel’s work includes the anthology series “The Sinner,” which earned her Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Actress as well as nominations for her role as executive producer.

Currently, Biel is in production on Hulu’s true crime limited series “Candy,” in which she stars as infamous ax killer Candy Montgomery. Biel and her producing partner, Michelle Purple, serve as executive producers under the Iron Ocean banner. Biel also serves as an executive producer for the ‘90s-set thriller “Cruel Summer,” which set ratings records for the Freeform network and recently won Best Cable Drama Series from the Hollywood Critics Association.

Biel and Purple formed Iron Ocean Productions in 2007 with the mission to tell powerful stories that enhance female voices for all audiences. Past projects also include the Facebook Watch series “Limetown,” which starred Biel and Stanley Tucci; and the film “The Book of Love” starring Biel, Jason Sudeikis and Maisie Williams. In 2021, Biel and Purple were included in Variety’s prestigious TV Producers Impact Report.

An accomplished actor on the big and small screens, Biel’s films have earned more than $800 million at the box office worldwide. Movie credits include HITCHCOCK; THE ILLUSIONIST; NEW YEAR’S EVE; VALENTINE’S DAY; and THE A-TEAM.

Biel is passionate about working with causes related to women and girls, reproductive health, clean water and the environment. She is also the co-founder of Kinderfarms, a nontoxic wellness brand for families. Launched in 2021, Kinderfarms is on a mission to provide healthy options that parents can trust across health and wellness categories for kids and families, and products are available online and at 25,000 retail stores nationwide.

List of Episodes in Candy

S1 Episode 101 ‘Friday the 13th’

A normal day in the life of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery is interrupted by a beguiling incident. Meanwhile, Allan Gore, away on business, tries to contact his eerily absent wife Betty.

Candy -- “Friday the 13th” - Episode 101 -- A normal day in the life of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery is interrupted by a beguiling incident. Meanwhile, Allan Gore, away on business, tries to contact his eerily absent wife Betty. Candy (Jessica Biel), shown. (Photo by: Tina Rowden/Hulu)

S1 Episode 102 ‘Happy Wife, Happy Life’

Two years before the incident, Candy and Betty are shocked when their beloved pastor Jackie announces her divorce. Candy considers her own love life, while Betty takes on a troubled foster child.

Candy -- “Happy Wife, Happy Life” - Episode 102 -- Two years before the incident, Candy and Betty are shocked when their beloved pastor Jackie announces her divorce. Candy considers her own love life, while Betty takes on a troubled foster child. Sandra (Sharon Conley), Elaine (Jamie Anne Allman), Candy (Jessica Biel) and Allan Gore (Pablo Schreiber), shown. (Photo by: Tina Rowden/Hulu)

S1 Episode 103 ‘Overkill’

Candy and Allan’s affair begins. Betty is pregnant and finds a surprising source of support in Candy. Betty and Allan become closer while attending Marriage Encounter.

Candy -- Candy Montgomery is a 1980 housewife and mother who did everything right—good husband, two kids, nice house, even the careful planning and execution of transgressions—but when the pressure of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a bit of freedom. With deadly results. Betty Gore (Melanie Lynskey) and Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel), shown. (Photo by: Tina Rowden/Hulu)

S1 Episode 104 ‘Cover Girl’

The day after the incident, Candy takes part in the ongoing investigation into the murder of Betty Gore. As more evidence comes to light, Candy hires ambulance-chaser attorney Don Crowder.

Candy -- “Cover Girl” - Episode 104 -- The day after the incident, Candy takes part in the ongoing investigation into the murder of Betty Gore. As more evidence comes to light, Candy hires ambulance-chaser attorney Don Crowder. Candy (Jessica Biel), shown. (Photo by: Tina Rowden/Hulu)

S1 Episode 105 ‘The Fight’

The “Trial of the Century” begins in Collin County Courthouse. Aided by Don’s bombastic style, Candy fights to tell her story. The jury of her peers deliberates on Candy’s fate.

Candy -- “The Fight” - Episode 105 -- The "Trial of the Century" begins in Collin County Courthouse. Aided by Don's bombastic style, Candy fights to tell her story. The jury of her peers deliberates on Candy's fate. Pat (Timothy Simons), Candy (Jessica Biel) and Sherry (Jessie Mueller), shown. (Photo by: Tina Rowden/Hulu)

Where to Watch ‘Candy’

Hulu

Cast


Jessica Biel / Candy Montgomery

Melanie Lynskey / Betty Gore

Pablo Schreiber / Allan Gore

Timothy Simons / Pat Montgomery

Raúl Esparza / Don Crowder

Jessie Mueller / Sherry Cleckler

Coley Campany / Linda

Sharon Conley / Sandra Lockett

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Candy

Name: Candy

Description: Candy Montgomery es una ama de casa y madre de 1980 que lo ha hecho todo bien -buen marido, dos hijos, una bonita casa, incluso la cuidadosa planificación y ejecución de transgresiones- pero cuando la presión del conformismo aumenta en su interior, sus acciones piden a gritos un poco de libertad. Con resultados mortales.

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