This is the story of a murder that took place in Missouri and shocked the entire population of the city of Troy. Trying to cash in on someone else’s grief, you can never be sure that you will avoid a well-deserved punishment. Pam Hupp, obsessively concerned about the health of her friend Betsy, knows this firsthand. When Betsy is found with dozens of stab wounds on the floor of her house, suspicion falls on her husband, Russ…
“The Thing About Pam ss 2”: release date, announcement
The continuation of the crime drama “The Thing About Pam” has not been announced. The plot for the story was taken from real life and fully shown in one season.
Pam is a sincere lover of total control. She is a woman with a manic obsession, which Betsy felt on herself during one of her first chemotherapy treatments. Since Betsy was diagnosed with cancer, her life has changed a lot, and now her health is monitored not only by herself, but also by her best friend. Relations with her husband Russ have recently improved, but they have so far lived separately.
On another day after chemotherapy, Betsy was at her mother’s house and spent time carefree playing board games. The arrival of Pam forced them to change their plans. Trying not to offend her friend, Betsy agreed to go with her to her home. A little conversation along the way, and ordinary phrases to cheer up a woman — nothing unusual haunted them that ill-fated evening.
Referring to the fact that her recently moved husband will arrive soon, Betsy wanted to send her friend home. Well, then… Uncertainty. All that the viewer knows from the first episode is the accusations that fell on Russ because he behaved too emotionally when he found the body of his wife and called 911. But he could not behave differently.
The next morning, the police arrived at Pam Hupp’s house to take a statement from her. She clearly told them her version of events, and also gave false information regarding the personal life of the murdered woman and her relationship with her husband. Then the cops told her that Betsy was found lifeless near the sofa, moreover, the number of injuries on her is in the tens.
Soon the will of the deceased was revealed, in which Pam acted as the main beneficiary. But from whatever side the detectives tried to get close to Hupp, there were continuous alibis everywhere — tapes of conversations, videos of her being in another place, and so on. Having concluded that the crime was committed by the husband, they decided to close the case, but for many years Russ did not lose hope of proving his innocence.
What’s this? An attempt to regain what was lost at any cost? Or maybe he really did not kill his beloved? But is such an impressionable person really capable of killing a woman with whom he has been trying to establish relations for a long time? Russ valued Betsy’s attention so much that the investigation did not immediately draw their attention to it. So someone else could be the killer…
Actors and their roles
- Pam Hupp — the victim’s best friend; turns all attention to Russ, whose position was not very advantageous; tries with all her might to avoid suspicion; loves carbonated drinks and buys them in huge glasses; Pam has been married for a long time, used to command and give instructions to everyone; not used to hearing refusal — Renée Zellweger.
- Betsy — underwent chemotherapy to recover from breast cancer, but after an operation was performed to remove it, it became known that metastases had grown and penetrated into the kidneys; not so long ago, she and her husband parted, but realized that they could not live without each other; Betsy often cries because she worries that in the event of her death there will be no one to take care of her children — Katy Mixon.
- Russ — Betsy’s husband; against the backdrop of illness, the couple began to have scandals, but when he realized how much his wife needed him, Russ began to help his wife and children more; upon arrival home, he found the body of his wife and called the police, after which he was immediately arrested on suspicion of murder — Glenn Fleshler.
- The picture is announced as a mini-series based on the murder of a real-life woman named Betsy. It was committed in 2011, at the same time Russ was convicted and he had to prove his innocence for 3 years, appealing to the court for prudence.
- In her interviews, Renée Zellweger has repeatedly expressed her desire to play the killer, but unfortunately for the actress, her screen characters most often turned out to be positive. In the TV series “The Thing About Pam” she was not afraid of either extra weight or a thick layer of makeup — she agreed to participate as soon as she read the script. The image of Pam seemed so interesting to her, and the role of the antagonist became one of her favorites.
- Filming of the TV show started on October 1, 2021. The production process took place in New Orleans and Hammond (Louisiana).
- It took the makeup artist 80 minutes to transform Renée Zellweger into Pam Hupp. Despite the brilliant performance of the two-time Oscar winner (and this is not all the merit of Zellweger), the TV show’s comedic tone was heavily criticized.
The Thing About Pam Season 2: release date
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|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|
|2x07||Series 7||not announced|
|2x08||Series 8||not announced|