The actress’s husband is in fact a member of the cast on the occasion of the fourth and fifth episodes.
Justin plays Steve “Diffy” Deffibaugh, one of the agents investigating the crime. Timberlake thus created various scenes with the protagonist played by his wife, a situation that allowed the couple to act together for the first time. Jessica, host of the talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live, had tried not to reveal her surprise by answering a question about a possible collaboration on the set with her husband by declaring only “We want to play two opponents”.
Here is a moment of the episode in which Justin Timberlake appears:
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The story told in the minisiere, inspired by real events, is set in the 1980s in Texas, where Candy Montgomery (Jessica Biel) seems to have a perfect life with a loving husband, a daughter and a son, a beautiful new home. But the woman hides a dark side and kills her friend Betty (Melanie Lynskey), with whom she regularly attends the local church, with an ax.
In addition to Jessica Biel, in the cast of the episodes there are also Timothy Simons (Veep), Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets), Pablo Schreiber (Halo) and Raúl Esparza (Dopesick).
The pilot was written by Robin Veith (Mad Men, The Act), while Nick Antosca is involved as a producer in collaboration with Alex Hedlund, Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple. The first episode was directed by Michael Uppendahl.