The thrill of Love & Death on M-Net, Express from the US

Jesse Plemons and Elizabeth Olsen

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 today, Express from the US. The first three episodes are already available on DStv Catch Up and DStv Online.

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), each discover their secret… and someone picks up an axe.

Elizabeth Olsen

The 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 &II).

Tune in details:

  • M-Net Prime Time: Episodes 1-3 on Monday, 1 May from 9pm
  • Showmax: Episodes 1-3 on Monday, 1 May from 10pm
  • Episodes 4 to 7 weekly on M-Net, Express from the US on Fridays at 3am and Prime Time on Mondays at 9pm.

For more information on M-Net’s line-up and more, visit the M-Net Website and join the conversation on TwitterInstagram, TikTok and Facebook.

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