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Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22



A five night event, premiering May 9 on Hulu.

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. Until someone tells her to shush. With deadly results.

Starring Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Timothy Simons, Pablo Schreiber, and Raśl Esparza.

Three-time Emmy nominee Robin Veith (“Mad Men,” “The Act”) wrote the pilot script and will executive produce. Nick Antosca (“The Act,” “Brand New Cherry Flavor”) will serve as executive producer under his banner Eat the Cat along with Alex Hedlund. Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (“The Sinner,” “Cruel Summer”) will serve as executive producers for Iron Ocean. Michael Uppendahl (“Fargo,” “American Crime Story: Impeachment”) directed the pilot and will executive produce. Jim Atkinson & John Bloom will serve as consulting producers. The series is from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and 20th Television, one of the Disney Television Studios.
A new episode Monday - Friday.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

I'm in, even though I do not know of the true story. Interesting instead of weekly episodes, there's daily ones.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

The previews intrigued me. I wish it wasn't like pulling teeth for me to actually WATCH Hulu, but this is on my list.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

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I'm in, even though I do not know of the true story. Interesting instead of weekly episodes, there's daily ones.
Probably to meet Emmy eligibility requirements. Has to air by 5/31.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

finally found my new series to obsess over **edit** or not based on horrible reviews. well, with Hacks back Thurs and The Lincoln Lawyer Fri, i think i'll be ok. will still give this a try.

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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

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Probably to meet Emmy eligibility requirements. Has to air by 5/31.
It's a streamer. They could've just dropped it all on one day or a two drops of a batch of episodes if that were the case.

This is the EP said:
Typically Hulu drops three episodes of an original series and then the remaining installments one at a time, weekly. However, someone at the streamer proposed something new for Candy — one episode drops every night for five days. Showbiz Cheat Sheet asked Uppendahl why the consecutive days format since Hulu doesn’t typically do that.

“I think our friends at Hulu came up with it for the very reason you’re saying — they’d never done it before,” he said. “This is five episodes, which is really handy. We all circled Friday the 13th in May because the opening episode takes place, and the event took place on a Friday, the 13th of June. And we all thought, ‘Well, let’s work that in.’ And originally, the thought was to drop them all on that day, and then someone over there said, ‘What about five nights?'”
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

sounds like a true think tank over at Hulu.
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I remember when this happened. It was a huge story around these parts. Also a book was co-written about it by John Bloom (aka Joe Bob Briggs) when he was a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. I see he's listed as a consulting producer so I'm assuming this is probably based on the book.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

Anyone still watching and catch the two cameos in E4?
Spoiler:
I'll call this the real life husbands episode. Jessica's hubby Justin Timberlake and Melanie Lynskey's hubby Jason Ritter play officers that show up when the body is discovered.


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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

We have one left and no I didn't catch that. Was not aware of the real story and we are enjoying this quite a bit.
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Re: Candy (Hulu) - limited series - S: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey - premieres 5/9/22

WTF??? I knew nothing of the case as you can imagine I am shocked.

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