Mar 15, 2022
Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her
husband, Russ' conviction, though he insisted he did not kill her.
This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a
diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp, played by Renée
Zellweger. Creator/Showrunner Jenny Klein talked to Write On about
bringing this true crime story to life: "We had a heavy research
phase, and talked to as many of the real-life people as possible.
And of course, this is a dramatic retelling, and some elements were
fictionalized like timelines or composite characters. But we really
did need to understand the facts to the best of our ability."
Jenny goes on to talk about her writing process: "Writing is rewriting. I feel like when you're starting out as a writer, I would love my first draft, and it's like, no, that's not the thing. It's going to go through so many phases and just try to find the joy in the rewrite the same way you did with the first draft. Now I love rewriting, and I can't wait to get notes and hear what other people read into it and do the next pass."