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Love & Death Teaser with Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons

HBO Max has revealed the teaser trailer for Max Original limited series Love & Death, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons. You can watch the teaser using the player below.

The seven-episode Love & Death will debut with three episodes on Thursday, April 27, followed by one episode weekly through May 25. The show is an official selection of the 2023 SXSW Film & TV Festival.

Love & Death Teaser with Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons

This riveting drama, written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore – two churchgoing couples enjoying their smalltown Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up an axe.

The cast includes Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe, Patrick Fugit, Krysten Ritter, Tom Pelphrey, Keir Gilchrist and Elizabeth Marvel.

Love & Death Teaser

The Max Original is co-produced by Lionsgate. The executive producers include David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions; Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films; Lesli Linka Glatter (who directs 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 (buy now at Amazon) and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death in Silicon Prairie,” Part I & II).

The book is officially described as follows: “Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie.

“But beneath the placid surface of their seemingly perfect lives, both women simmered with unspoken frustrations and unanswered desires.

“On a hot summer day in 1980, the secret passions and jealousies that linked Candy and Betty exploded into murderous rage. What happened next is usually the stuff of fiction.

“But the bizarre and terrible act of violence that occurred in Betty’s utility room that morning was all too real.

“Based on exclusive interviews with the Gore and Montgomery families, Edgar Award finalist Evidence of Love is the “superbly written” account of a gruesome tragedy and the trial that made national headlines when the defendant entered the most unexpected of pleas: not guilty by reason of self-defense (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

“Adapted into the Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning television movie A Killing in a Small Town—as well as the new limited series Candy on Hulu and Love and Death on HBO Max—this chilling tale of sin and savagery will “fascinate true crime aficionados” (Kirkus Reviews).”