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15th Feb 2022

Renee Zellweger plays serial killer Pam Hupp in new true crime series

Ellen Fitzpatrick

We’re SO ready for this.

Renee Zellweger looks completely unrecognisable in her latest series as she transformed into serial killer Pam Hupp.

Taking on the new role in the TV true crime drama, The Thing About Pam, Renee is taking on the role of the serial killer, with the series detailing the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria.

Betsy’s husband Russ was initially wrongfully convicted of her murder with Pam then becoming the new suspect and being charged with first-degree murder in July last year.

Russ has since been awarded more than £1 million in compensation and it is believed that Pam framed him for the crime.

For the series, Renee has completely transformed, with prosthetics used to give her the same features as Pam and her hair styled into Pam’s bright blonde bob.

The series is set to air next month, with Pam also being convicted of the murder of Louis Gumpenberger in 2016.

Louis was shot to death in Pam’s home in Missouri, which she claimed was in self defense, with Betsy being stabbed in her own home, also in Missouri.

Pam has also been investigated in connection with her mother’s death in 2013 after she sustained injuries in a fall from the balcony of her third-floor apartment.

The series takes us through Betsy’s murder and her husband’s conviction and the eventual exposure of Pam and her responsibility for the murder.

The series stars Renee as Pam, Josh Duhamel as Joel Schwartz, the defence attorney for Russ Faria, Judy Greer as Leah Askey, the Lincoln County prosecutor, Katy Mixon as Betsy, Gideon Adlon as Mariah Day, Betsy and Russ’ 17-year-old daughter, Sean Bridgers as Pam’s husband Mark, Glenn Flesher as Russ Suanne Spoke as Betsy’s mum and Mac Brandt as Det. McCarrick, a detective assigned to Betsy’s murder case.