It seems clear that there won’t be a second season of The Thing About Pam because the series is based on a real murder case that has been solved. Still, if the show does well enough in the ratings, could the NBC network make other dramatizations like this? Stay tuned.
A crime drama series, The Thing About Pam TV show is narrated by Keith Morrison and is based on an actual case that was featured on several episodes of Dateline NBC. The series stars Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Judy Greer, Katy Mixon, Glenn Fleshler, Gideon Adlon, Sean Bridgers, Suanne Spoke, and Mac Brandt. Taking place in 2011 Missouri, the story is based on the brutal murder of Betsy Faria (Mixon) that resulted in the conviction of her husband, Russ (Fleshler). He insisted that he didn’t kill his wife and Russ Faria was later exonerated. The brutal crime set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme deeply involving Betsy’s co-worker, Pam Hupp (Zellweger).
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What do you think? Do you like The Thing About Pam TV series on NBC? Are you hoping that the network makes more shows like this?