Elisabeth Moss to Play Texas Killer Candy Montogomery in True Crime Series

Elisabeth Moss. Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (10048066qb)

Universal Content Productions (UCP) is working on a new true crime limited series starring Elisabeth Moss.

The series, titled Candy, will be based on the true story of Candy Montgomery (Moss) and her victim Betty Gore. In Texas in 1980, Montgomery, who seemed to be living the perfect life with a loving husband, daughter and son, a good job, and beautiful suburban house, killed her friend from church with an ax.

So far, no network has been attached to the project and UCP is expected to shop the series soon.

Many of the people that worked on the Hulu/UCP true crime series The Act are set to reunite for Candy. The Act co-creator Nick Antosca serves as executive producer with Moss, and The Act and Mad Men writer Robin Veith wrote the script for the series and will executive produce as well.

“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?’” Moss said.

Moss was nominated for an Emmy for her role on Mad Men and she currently stars in the Emmy-winning Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale. Her recent film roles include Shirley and The Invisible Man. She’s set to star in the Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins.