THE THING ABOUT PAM: NBC Orders Renée Zellweger-Led Limited Series - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

THE THING ABOUT PAM: NBC Orders Renée Zellweger-Led Limited Series

February 4, 2021 by  


Credit: NBC

NBC has ordered THE THING ABOUT PAM straight to series, with Renée Zellweger set to star/executive produce.

“When you think about what qualifies something as a ‘must watch,’ I’m not sure you could do any better than the undeniable trifecta of Renée Zellweger, Blumhouse and ‘Dateline,’” said Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, in a statement. “The twists and turns of this saga are truly stranger than fiction, and in the hands of this incredibly talented artistic team, this series will bring a completely new perspective to a story that has already captivated millions.”

The six-episode series is “based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria that resulted in her husband Russ’s conviction, but he insisted he did not kill her. His conviction was later overturned. This brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp, played by Zellweger.”

The crime was explored on both DATELINE NBC and then a 2019 podcast by the same name.

Jessika Borsiczky will adapt the series and serve as showrunner. “As someone who hasn’t missed an episode of DATELINE in 10 years, what immediately stood out to me about Pam from other true crime stories is that while on its surface it has all the twists and turns of a thrilling whodunit murder mystery, it’s really a character story at its heart that reflects in a profound way the American landscape back to us,” she said.

“Similar to our acclaimed and award-winning crime series such as THE JINX and SHARP OBJECTS, we see this opportunity to fuel viewers’ appetites for strong and compelling stories,” said Jason Blum, CEO and founder of Blumhouse. “This opportunity to build a powerful, scripted franchise and work with the incomparable Renee Zellweger in her first starring role on broadcast TV, with a writer as gifted as Jessika Borsiczky and adapting material from the treasure troves of ‘Dateline’ in partnership with our friends at NBC, is unparalleled. I couldn’t be more proud of the Blumhouse team for bringing it to fruition.”

Follow @GiveMeMyRemote and @marisaroffman on Twitter for the latest TV news. Connect with other TV fans on GIVE ME MY REMOTE’s official Facebook page.

And be the first to see our exclusive videos by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases made through links/ads placed on the site.

Filed under The Thing About Pam

Comments Off on THE THING ABOUT PAM: NBC Orders Renée Zellweger-Led Limited Series


Comments are closed.