According to Deadline, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) has been tapped for a series regular role opposite Seth Rogen in Hulu’s upcoming biographical limited series Pam & Tommy, centering around the infamous relationship of Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson. In addition, Spenser Granese and Mozhan Marnò have also been cast for recurring roles of Steve Fasanella and publicist Gail Chwatsky, respectively.
Schilling is set to portray the role of Erica, the wife of Rogen’s character Rand, the man who stole Lee and Anderson’s sex tape. Erica is a porn star on her own terms, with emotional and intellectual intelligence, Rand cannot quite fathom. Although she’s moved on long ago, she still holds a place in her life for Rand … as long as he behaves.
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Pam & Tommy follows the tumultuous relationship between the Motley Crüe drummer/co-founder and former Baywatch star/model, including the notorious incident in which their honeymoon sex tape was stolen and subsequently leaked to the public. Though it will be included, the story will not focus on the scandal but rather explore their relationship going back to their marriage after only 96 hours of knowing each other.
The 8-episode miniseries will be led by Sebastian Stan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) as Tommy Lee and Lily James (Baby Driver) as Pamela Anderson. Joining them are Seth Rogen (This is the End) as the man who stole the couple’s sex tape and sold it off, and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) as porn impresario Uncle Miltie.
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Pam & Tommy will be directed by Craig Gillespie, who previously worked with Stan in the acclaimed 2017 film I, Tonya, from a screenplay written by Rob Siegel. Producers are Rogen and Evan Goldberg through their Point Grey banner, Dave Franco, Sue Naegle, Limelight’s Dylan Sellers and Annapurna’s Megan Ellison.