Renée Zellweger’s New Series is Based on a Missouri Murder
There's a new series that's just premiered this week starring Renée Zellweger. If it looks a little bit familiar, that's probably because it is. It's based on a real Missouri crime and the story isn't over yet.
As Yahoo News mentioned, this series is based on the real Missouri murder back in 2011 of Betsy Faria. Betsy and her husband lived and worked in Troy, Missouri.
The Thing About Pam debuted Tuesday night on NBC. Here's a brief synopsis of what the show is about.
How did this become a story of national interest worthy of a major star being featured in a series? Fox 2 out of St. Louis believes it was their reporting.
The story of Pam Hupp has its own Wikipedia page. The TV series tells the story of Betsy Faria and her husband who was initially charged and convicted, but later acquitted of her murder. The Pam Hupp connection is explored involving her relationship with Betsy, life insurance and her alleged involvement in the murder.
The whole fiasco led to a Dateline episode and the eventually charging of Pam Hupp with first-degree murder. The process of investigations from Betsy Faria's murder in 2011 to the current trial has been a twisted one including the fact that the public defender involved in the case recently died of a heart attack.
What a tragic mess.
The Thing About Pam is currently viewable through the NBC website. Beyond the show, it'll be interesting to see how the drama ends in real life once the trial of Pam Hupp is complete.