“In some ways it’s very similar to ‘Me Tonya’ with the surprise of that,” Gillespie recently told Collider of the project. “There is the media victimization and what happened with this tape that was such an affront to them, and how it really damaged their personal life and their career. There’s this situation with the audience giggling and saying, ‘Oh, yeah, I know that story. They sold it. But people just don’t know the story.
Alongside James and Stan are Seth Rogen, Nick Offerman, Taylor Schilling, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese, Mozhan Marnò. Rogen stars as the man who stole Anderson and Lee’s sex tape, and he also produces the series with his longtime creative partner Evan Goldberg.
Lee and Anderson are aware of the series, but they are not creatively involved in the project. It’s unclear whether the series will address the darker side of their marriage, including Lee’s arrest for domestic violence in 1998. The relationship between Anderson, best known for “Baywatch” and “Home Improvement,” and Lee, the Longtime Mötley Crüe drummer ruled the celebrity tabloids in the 1990s, as did the scandal when their honeymoon sex tape was stolen and leaked to the public. The series covers the scandal and the fallout that followed – Anderson ended up suing the distributor, Internet Entertainment Group, which leaked the sex tape and ultimately struck a confidential settlement deal with the company – and will also dramatize the savage romance of the duo, starting by getting married after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995.
Hulu will premiere “Pam & Tommy” on February 2, 2022. Watch the series’ first trailer in the video below.