Scott Winant, who has directed Breaking Bad, Thirtysomething and My So-Called Life, is to helm the first two episodes of the NBC limited series starring Renée Zellweger.
Winant will also exec produce the series from Blumhouse TV, NBC News Studios and Zellweger’s Big Picture Co.
It comes as the drama series is set to start production in New Orleans later this week after Hurricane Ida suspended pre-production as it ravaged Louisiana.
The Thing About Pam follows the real-life, stranger-than-fiction story behind the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria.
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Faria’s killing resulted in her husband Russ’ conviction, though he insisted he didn’t kill her. His conviction later was overturned. The brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Pam Hupp (Zellweger).
Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Gideon Adlon,