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Renee Zellweger to Star in NBC True Crime Limited Series 'The Thing About Pam'!

Renee Zellweger to Star in NBC True Crime Limited Series 'The Thing About Pam'!

Renee Zellweger is taking on a TV role for the first time.

The 51-year-old actress will star in and executive produce a limited series called The Thing About Pam at NBC with a six-episode straight to series order, Deadline reported Thursday (February 4).

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The show is “based on the murder of Betsy Faria which resulted in her husband Russ’ conviction. He always insisted that he did not kill her, and his conviction was later overturned as the brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp, a role that will be played by Zellweger.”

The series will be written by Jessika Borsiczky (House of Lies) who will serve as showrunner.

The Betsy Faria case was featured on several episodes of Dateline, and was the subject of NBC News’ popular 2019 Dateline podcast, The Thing About Pam, which remains one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes.

“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,” showrunner Jessika Borsiczky said.

It was recently revealed that one of Renee‘s most famous co-stars didn’t originally think she was right for a big role!

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