Pam & Tommy

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Pam & Tommy
Genre
Developed by
Written byRobert D. Siegel
Directed byCraig Gillespie
Starring
ComposerMatthew Margeson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producers
EditorTatiana S. Riegel
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Release
Original networkHulu

Pam & Tommy is an upcoming American biographical drama miniseries based on Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and actress Pamela Anderson. The series is directed by Craig Gillespie and written by Robert D. Siegel and is set to be released on Hulu in the United States, Disney+[1] (via Star brand) internationally and Star+ In Latin America. It stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan as Anderson and Lee, respectively. The eight-episode series is scheduled to debut on Hulu, Disney+ (Star) and Star+ on February 2, 2022.[2]

Premise[edit]

Pam & Tommy depicts the marriage between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee and the release of their infamous unauthorized sex tape which was recorded privately during their honeymoon.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [3]Directed byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
1"Drilling and Pounding"Craig Gillespie[5]Robert D. Siegel[5]February 2, 2022 (2022-02-02)
2"I Love You, Tommy"Craig GillespieRobert D. SiegelFebruary 2, 2022 (2022-02-02)
3"Jane Fonda"Craig GillespieD.V. DeVincentisFebruary 2, 2022 (2022-02-02)
4TBATBATBAFebruary 9, 2022 (2022-02-09)
5TBATBATBAFebruary 16, 2022 (2022-02-16)
6TBATBATBAFebruary 23, 2022 (2022-02-23)
7TBATBATBAMarch 2, 2022 (2022-03-02)
8TBATBATBAMarch 9, 2022 (2022-03-09)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was first announced in 2018, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developing the project under their production company Point Grey Pictures and James Franco attached to direct the miniseries and play Tommy Lee.[6] By December 2020, Franco had left the series and it was announced that Hulu had greenlighted the project with an eight-episode limited series order. Craig Gillespie was set to direct with Robert D. Siegel writing and Rogen and Goldberg executive producing the miniseries.[5] Tatiana S. Riegel, a frequent collaborator of Gillespie's, was attached to edit the miniseries.[7]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the series order announcement, Lily James and Sebastian Stan were cast to play the titular characters, with Rogen also cast in a main role. In April 2021, Nick Offerman and Taylor Schilling joined the cast in main roles, with Pepi Sonuga, Andrew Dice Clay, Spenser Granese and Mozhan Marnò joining in recurring roles.[8][9][10] In June 2021, Fred Hechinger joined the cast of the series in a recurring role.[11] In January 2022, it was revealed that Jason Mantzoukas was voicing Tommy Lee's penis.[12]

Filming[edit]

The series began filming on April 5, 2021 in Los Angeles and finished on July 30, 2021.[13]

Release[edit]

The series will debut with three episodes on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ internationally on the 2nd February, 2022. New episodes will then follow weekly.

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a "Certified Fresh" 85% approval rating based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10. The site's critical consensus reads: "Pam & Tommy sometimes undercuts its own critique of cultural voyeurism with lurid stylization, but Lily James' performance gives this sleazy opus an undeniable heart."[14] On Metacritic, the series has a score of 69 out of 100, based on 21 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews."[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Pam & Tommy" Disney+ Release Date Announced (UK/Ireland/Canada) | What's On Disney Plus". December 20, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  2. ^ Weaver, Hilary; Puckett-Pope, Lauren (November 18, 2021). "Pam And Tommy: Everything We Know About The Hulu Series Starring Lily James And Sebastian Stan". Elle. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "Pam & Tommy". Hulu Press (Press release). Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z – Pam & Tommy on Hulu". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (December 15, 2020). "Lily James & Sebastian Stan Tapped To Play Pam Anderson & Tommy Lee In Event Series For Hulu; Seth Rogen On Board To Play Man Who Got His Hands On Infamous Sex Tape". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  6. ^ Sneider, Jeff (December 15, 2020). "Pamela Anderson, Tommy Lee Sex Tape Series in the Works Starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan". Collider. Archived from the original on December 21, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  7. ^ Tangcay, Jazz (May 28, 2021). "'Cruella' Editor on Her Next Project, the 'Surprisingly Emotional' 'Pam and Tommy' Series". Variety. Archived from the original on May 31, 2021. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 7, 2021). "'Pam & Tommy': Nick Offerman Joins Hulu Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 7, 2021. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (April 14, 2021). "'Pam & Tommy': Pepi Sonuga & Andrew Dice Clay Join Hulu Limited Series As Recurring". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 14, 2021. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 28, 2021). "'Pam & Tommy': Taylor Schilling Joins Cast Of Hulu Limited Series; Spenser Granese & Mozhan Marnò To Recur". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on April 28, 2021. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  11. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (June 24, 2021). "'Pam & Tommy': Fred Hechinger To Play Seth Warshavsky In Hulu Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 24, 2021. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  12. ^ Schneider, Michael (January 19, 2022). "'Pam & Tommy' Stars Sebastian Stan, Lily James on Justice for Pamela Anderson, Internet Infamy and That Wild Talking Penis". Variety. Archived from the original on January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  13. ^ "Pam & Tommy". Production List. December 28, 2020. Archived from the original on January 3, 2021. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  14. ^ "Pam & Tommy: Miniseries (2022)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  15. ^ "Pam & Tommy: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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