The Thing About Pam, based on one of the most perplexing murder cases in modern-day America – starring Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel and Judy Greer will air on Tuesday Nine has confirmed.
The Thing About Pam is based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, although he insisted he didn’t kill her. He was later exonerated. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp.
A thorough examination of the scheme was featured on several episodes of Dateline NBC, becoming one of the most popular topics to ever air on the hit franchise. It also became the subject of a popular 2019 podcast, The Thing About Pam, which has been downloaded over 20 million times.
The limited series also features Katy Mixon as Betsy Faria (American Housewife, Mike & Molly, My Name is Earl, Two and a Half Men), Glenn Fleshler as Russ Faria (The Joker, Billions, True Detective, Watchmen, The Twilight Zone), Gideon Adlon as Mariah Day (The Craft: Legacy, The Mustang, Blockers, The Society), Sean Bridgers as Mark Hupp (The Underground Railroad, Deadwood, Get Shorty), Suanne Spoke as Janet (Station 19, Second Chances with Jason Nash, Whiplash) and Mac Brandt as Detective McCarrick (Lovecraft Country, Kingdom, Night Shift, Game Over, Man!, Venom).
premieres Tuesday, April 19, at 8.50pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.