The obsession with the 90s continues. The chaotic and highly publicized relationship between actress Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) and musician Tommy Lee will be the subject of the upcoming Hulu limited series under the working title Pam & Tommy. It was announced on Wednesday that Lily James (Cinderella, Yesterday) and Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Endgame, I, Tonya) will be starring as the infamous couple, via Indiewire.
Anderson was one of the most recognizable celebrities in the 90s, becoming a pop culture icon from starring in the series Baywatch. Airing on NBC and chronicling the lives of lifeguards in Southern California, the show ran from 1989-1999 and became a worldwide phenomenon.
Anderson was constantly in the tabloids and bombarded by paparazzi. After meeting Tommy Lee, the drummer of Mötley Crüe, they got married 96 hours later and the media went into a frenzy. A wild relationship, it spiraled into scandal when their sex tape from their honeymoon was leaked to the public. Hulu’s upcoming series will focus on the scandal and the shame the couple was dealt in the public aftermath.
While the series will aim to depict the events leading up to and after the sex tape, it will also focus on the frequently volatile relationship. Deadline reported that both Anderson and Jones were aware of Hulu developing the series surrounding their marriage. Marrying in 1995, the pair divorced in 1998.
Long time friends and collaborators Seth Rogen (An American Pickle) and Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party) are executive producing the series. A dynamic duo, they’ve written the screenplays for films such as Superbad, This is the End, Pineapple Express, and The Interview. They then ventured into television, executive producing AMC’s Preacher, Showtime’s Black Monday, and Amazon Prime’s The Boys. Along with executive producing, Rogen is set to star in the series as the man who stole and leaked the couple’s sex tape.
Dylan Sellers (Palm Springs) of Limelight and Sue Naegle (Monsterland) and Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty) of Annapurna will also executive produce. The director Craig Gillepsie (The Finest Hours, I, Tonya) is heading the series with Rob Siegel (Cruise) set to write. The limited series will consist of eight episodes and will begin to shoot in the spring according to Deadline.