Who is Candy Montgomery? Find out in the new Hulu true-crime TV series, Candy.
Many actual crime-themed television shows, documentaries, and films have been released or are in the works in recent years. To put it mildly, people have an obsession with learning about the events that inspired such unthinkable acts, which encourages these projects to tell the mysterious individuals and how they deal with situations or what their perspective of the world led them to commit such heinous acts.
This comes as no surprise given that many leading digital streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, and others, have expressed a keen interest in bringing these stories to light and educating viewers about these individuals and their infamous court cases, which undoubtedly shocked the people of the nation.
Hulu is just one of the most recent streaming services to join this trend, which is excellent for people to get a wide variety of stories from around the world and have an open discussion about such events.
Recently, the streaming service has released a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated TV series based on Candy Montgomery, which Jessica Biel will lead. This trailer further solidifies the story of the seemingly gentle southern woman who had a much bigger secret hidden from the world.
Continue reading to learn more about this upcoming crime television show, Candy, based on actual events.
Candy Release Date
The series will debut as a five-night event on Hulu on May 9, 2022.
Inspired by disturbingly true events. Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey star in CANDY. A five night event, premiering May 9. #CandyOnHulu pic.twitter.com/fw5YPlAV55
— Hulu (@hulu) April 13, 2022
According to Wikipedia, Candy Montgomery, a suburban housewife, is accused of murdering her friend Betty Gore after embarking on a love affair with Gore’s husband.
Where to watch Candy?
Candy will be available on Hulu in the United States, with plans for the UK streaming to be announced later. Furthermore, details about the television series released in other countries have yet to be announced but will hopefully be revealed in the coming weeks. As a result, fans should watch out for any such updates.
How many episodes will be in the series?
The mini TV series will consist of 5 episodes titled the following:
- Episode 1 – Friday the 13th
- Episode 2 – Happy Wife, Happy Life
- Episode 3 – Overkill
- Episode 4 – Cover Girl
- Episode 5 – The Fight
The duration of each episode has yet to be announced. Still, it is expected to be around 45-50 minutes each to convey the dramatic events by unfolding them in each episode, premiering from May 9, 2022, to May 13, 2022. As a result, viewers will have to wait a few weeks more before more information is revealed.
- Jessica Biel as Candy Montgomery
- Melanie Lynskey as Betty Gore
- Pablo Schreiber as Allan Gore
- Timothy Simons as Pat Montgomery
- Raúl Esparza as Don Crowder
Hulu recently released the trailer for the television series, as well as an official poster, which has generated a lot of buzz on social media platforms because the tone of the trailer indicated that the series would be building suspense and tension in a scary gore way to tell the story of Candy Montgomery to the viewers.
Check out the official trailer below:
Candy is written by Robin Veith, and Michael Uppendahl has directed the series’s pilot episode. While the first trailer suggested that the series would follow Montgomery’s story through her eight-day trial, the full trailer focuses on how she got there, beginning with Gore, played by Melanie Lynskey.
Moreover, the trailer also highlights Candy as a God-fearing homemaker who has a lustful affair with her best friend’s husband. As the world encompassing Candy’s affair unravels, the seemingly good woman reveals the evil lurking deep within her. As the Candy trailer progresses, things become increasingly bloody and brutal.
Take a look at the official poster:
Here are some of the reactions to the trailer from Twitter:
Oh yeah I’ll definitely be watching Candy on Hulu!
— Mimi❤️ (@_kingmish) April 13, 2022
You have to applaud 👏🏼 @JessicaBiel she does a good job creating roles that are perfect for her and delivering on them. By this trailer, I’m getting a good sense that she will kill this performance 🪓 (get it? Kill? Candy killed someone? Yeah no? Nevermind 😒#CandyOnHulu #Hulu https://t.co/dfvakFhVCi
— F R A N K J A V I E R (@thefrankjavier) April 14, 2022
so i just watched a trailer for that hulu show, “candy,” aaaaand whew i can’t wait to watch
— saucy thot (@JFCargill) April 14, 2022
It will be interesting to see which aspects of her life are depicted in the series and which are left out for the audience to discover through research later on.
So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the details about the events that inspired the television series, which may help you understand the direction the episodes will take to reveal the story.
Who is Candy Montgomery?
According to Wikipedia,
Candy Montgomery, 30, was married to Pat Montgomery, an electrical engineer, at the incident. The couple was the parents of two children, a son and a daughter. They relocated to Collin County, Texas, in 1977 and attended the First United Methodist Church of Lucas regularly. After meeting her at a church service, Montgomery became close friends with Gore, a middle school teacher.
Gore and her two children lived nearby, as did her husband, Allan, with whom Montgomery was having an extramarital affair. Her husband was out of town at the time of Gore’s murder. When he couldn’t reach his wife on the phone, he asked one of their neighbors to investigate.
They discovered Betty’s body after forcing their way into the family home. Bethany, who had been sleeping in another room in her crib at the time of the incident, was awake and crying.
Steve Deffibaugh investigated the crime with the Collin County Sheriff’s Department.
What happened in the trial?
According to Wikipedia’s timeline, the following events are classified as such:
Montgomery was represented in court by defense attorney Robert Udashen. The trial in McKinney lasted eight days.
The jury was made up of nine women and three men.
For the arguments, Montgomery claimed self-defense, claiming she attacked Gore in self-defense after the latter confronted her about her affair with Gore’s husband, Allan. She claimed she felt compelled to use an ax after Gore struck her with the same weapon moments before. Montgomery was subjected to a polygraph test before the trial, revealing that she was telling the truth.
According to District Attorney Tom O’Connell, Montgomery could have fled the scene instead of attacking Gore. He also claimed that attacking 41 times was disproportionate.
Judgment: The case has been assigned to District Judge Tom Ryan. On October 30, 1980, Montgomery was found not guilty.
The official synopsis of the series:
Candy Montgomery is a housewife and mother from the 1980s who did everything right—good husband, two kids, lovely house, even careful planning and execution of transgressions.
But when the burden of conformity builds within her, her actions scream for just a little bit of freedom. With fatal consequences.
Is there any other Candy Montgomery-related projects in the works?
Yes! If you want to learn more about the Candy Montgomery story, another drama series is in development titled Love and Death, which will also be adapted into a limited series on HBO Max, starring Emmy nominee Elizabeth Olsen.
It is scheduled to be released in 2022. The project has received official confirmation, but no further details have been revealed.
Mark your calendars for May 9, 2022, and get ready to learn the shocking true story that will bring the secrets out.