Candy: Release Date, Cast, And More

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True crime TV dramas have been having a moment, with "Mindhunter," "When They See Us" and "The Act" standing out as highlights in the genre. Luckily for true crime-heads, Hulu is bolstering their repertoire with "Candy," a forthcoming limited series that details a grisly crime that took place in 1980 in suburban Texas. There's a lot to get hyped up about surrounding this title, from its well-lauded cast to the production team. So let's get into the nitty-gritty of what to expect.

Candy release date and where you can watch it

"Candy" will stream exclusively on Hulu, in a format the service is teasing as a "five-night event." This would lead viewers to believe that the series will drop over five consecutive days, with the series premiere slotted for May 9, 2022. So mark your calendars and gear up for a wild week of criminal activity, all from the comfort of your own couch.

Who's in the Candy cast and crew?

Here's where the series really starts to feel promising. Starring as the titular Candy is Jessica Biel, who previously proved her crime-drama prowess with "The Sinner," a USA Network series that she starred in during its inaugural season (earning her an Emmy nomination as a result). 

Hot off of her phenomenal performance playing Shauna in Showtime's "Yellowjackets", Melanie Lynskey is also part of the cast as Betty Gore, the woman unfortunate enough to become friends with her future killer. Rounding out the cast are Pablo Schreiber, Timothy Simons, and Raúl Esparza. 

The minds behind "Candy" are just as exciting, with several also having served in creative capacities on Hulu's true crime drama "The Act." Penning the pilot script is Robin Veith (also known for "Mad Men" and "The Expanse"), while Nick Acosta serves as executive producer (who was also involved with Netflix's eerily entertaining series "Brand New Cherry Flavor") alongside Alex Hedlund. Jessica Biel will also executive produce with Michelle Purple.

Michael Uppendahl of FX's "Fargo" directed the pilot for "Candy," though it's unclear if he helmed every episode. He also serves as executive producer. Either way, there's a lot of talent behind this show.

Here's the Candy trailer and synopsis

Above is the official trailer from Hulu for "Candy," featuring a lot of 80s excess and a glimpse at Biel and Lynskey's characters. The show's official synopsis is still a bit vague, but perhaps this is the kind of show that's better to enter completely blind.

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.

Maybe some will vividly remember the details of the Candy Montgomery case, while other true crime sleuths may have encountered it while digging for crazy real-life cases to sink their teeth into. Either way, "Candy" will highlight the details of this crime for a new generation, with another series about the murder also expected from HBO in the near future.