Get ready for an explosive new crime series. Based on a real-life trial, Love & Death, HBO Max's latest title, premieres on M-Net, Express from the US.
The chilling seven-episode limited series will premiere on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) Express from the US with the first three episodes on Friday 28 April at 3:00. Thereafter, the episodes will be available on DStv CatchUp, followed by the prime time release of the first three episodes on Monday 1 May at 21:00.
A riveting, psychological drama from David E Kelley (The Undoing and Big Little Lies) and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Love & Death tells the unbelievable true story of Candy Montgomery (Elizabeth Olsen), a 1980s Texas housewife accused of murder. Despite a loving family, a picture-perfect home, and an active presence at church, Candy is unable to shake her sense of suburban ennui. After an unexpectedly charged moment with fellow church member Allan Gore (Jesse Plemons), Candy finds just the risk-taking thrill that’s been missing from her life. Their ensuing, meticulously strategised affair unfolds mostly as planned – until their respective spouses, Pat (Patrick Fugit) and Betty (Lily Rabe), discover their secret … and someone picks up an axe.
With Love & Death's all-star cast, including Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision), Jesse Plemons (Killers of the Flower Moon), Lily Rabe (The Undoing), Patrick Fugit (Gone Girl), Tom Pelphrey (Ozark), and Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad), the limited series promises a great deal of star power, depth with substance, and the complex, psychological nuance necessary for such an unbelievable true crime story.
Waldimar Pelser, Director of Premium Channels at M-Net, says: “It is an intriguing story about two women in a small town whose frustrations and desires culminate in a tragic event. We are thrilled to bring this gripping true crime drama to our M-Net viewers. With its rugged narrative, stunning cinematography, and an all-star cast, Love & Death promises to be an unforgettable and chilling journey that will captivate audiences.”
“At M-Net, we want to offer our customers more choices and are committed to providing high-end international content that is of value and offers an enjoyable viewing experience,” concludes Pelser.
The HBO Max Original series is co-produced by Lionsgate. Executive producers include David E Kelley (who wrote the series) through David E Kelley Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films; Lesli Linka Glatter (who directed the first four and final episodes); Scott Brown and Megan Creydt through Texas Monthly; Matthew Tinker; Michael Klick and Helen Verno. The limited series is inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly ('Love & Death in Silicon Prairie' Part I and II).
Tune in details
- M-Net Express from the US: Episodes 1 – 3 on Friday 28 April from 3:00
- DStv CatchUp: Episodes 1 – 3 on Friday 28 April after the 03:00 broadcast
- M-Net prime time: Episodes 1 – 3 on Monday 1 May from 21:00
- Showmax: Episodes 1 – 3 on Monday 1 May from 22:00
Episodes 4 to 7 on M-Net will be broadcast weekly, Express from the US on Fridays at 3:00 and in prime time on Mondays at 21:00.
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