The Thing About Pam tv show: Plot, cast, is this a true story, how to watch in Australia and everything you need to know about the show starring Renée Zellweger | Explanation

Now anything true evil is the “deep” thing.

From Stan’s Girls From Plainville to Netflix Find AnnaDisney+ who dropped out of school and even Nine’s own Underbelly Vanishing Actaudiences have an interest in learning about true stories, or at least learning what might have inspired real life events.

A new US series is coming to Channel 9 and 9Now to tell another deadly yet compelling true crime story: Things About Pam.

Things About Pam Based on the life of Pam Hupp, a middle-aged Missouri woman who is involved in various murder cases starting with the death of her close friend, Betsy Faria.

Here’s everything you need to know about Things About Pam.

what? Things About Pam about?

Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp in The Truth About Pam.
Renée Zellweger is Pam Hupp in The Truth About Pam. (Getty)

Based on the podcast of the same name, Things About Pam tells the story of the murder of Betsy Faria which resulted in her husband Russ being punished.

In 2011, Betsy was found murdered at her suburban Missouri home. She had been stabbed several times in a gruesome manner and the police immediately became suspicious of her husband Russ. There is a lack of evidence pointing to Russ and he remains innocent.

This brutal crime sets off a chain of events that will uncover a sinister scheme deeply involving businesswoman Pam Hupp. Although Hupp was the last person to see Betsy alive, Russ was tried and convicted of murder and sent to prison although he vehemently denied committing the crime.

Hupp first rose to prominence when the current US show, Show date specifically about the wild story of how he allegedly murdered his co-worker, Betsy Faria. In 2021 Hupp was formally indicted for the crime.

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Hupp was convicted in a separate murder case in 2016 which prosecutors said was part of a plot to hide his guilt in the Faria case.

Given that real-life Pam Hupp is still awaiting trial for this crime, it will be interesting to see where the show ends in the final episode.

Who is the actor Things About Pam?

Renée Zellweger played Hupp and had quite the transformation for the role, transforming her look with prosthetics, padding, and makeup.

Interestingly, Zellweger took the opportunity to bring Hupp’s story to life after he overeat Things About Pam podcasts on the go.

The various absurdities involved with the case really piqued his interest and prompted him to call on fellow executive producer Chris McCumber to create the project.

Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp in The Thing About Pam.
Renée Zellweger as Pam Hupp in The Thing About Pam. (Getty)

The main cast is Josh Duhamel as Joel Schwartz, Judy Greer as Leah Askey, Katy Mixon as Betsy Faria, Glenn Fleshler as Russ Faria, Gideon Adlon as Mariah Day, Sean Bridgers as Mark Hupp and Mac Brandt as Detective McCarrick.

How many episodes Things About Pam?

This limited series consists of six episodes.

How can I watch? Things About Pam?

Things About Pam will premiere on Tuesday April 19 at 20:50 on Channel 9 and 9Now.

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