Love and Death
Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons to attend the SXSW premiere of Love and Death, shot in Austin
Based on the true story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, the HBO Max series Love and Death was shot right here in Central Texas. Yes, Hulu already made a show about this, but the HBO version stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jesse Plemons — and those are just two reasons we are excited to watch the series at its South by Southwest (SXSW) premiere on Saturday, March 11.
The series follows the true story of Montgomery, who was accused of brutally murdering her friend in 1980. The SXSW teaser describes it as "Two churchgoing couples, enjoying small town family life in Texas, until somebody picks up an axe."
While the show doesn’t start steaming until April 27, some lucky SXSW goers will get a sneak peek at the Saturday screening, taking place at noon at the Paramount Theater. And that’s not all! Olsen, Plemons, and co-stars Lily Rabe and Patrick Fugit will be in attendance.
Love and Death began filming in Central Texas in fall 2021, including multiple spots in Hutto, Seguin, Kyle, the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, and various locales in Austin. One Austin area scene took place in the parking lot at Crestview Shopping Center, while another was filmed near the Trail at Lady Bird Lake next to the former Austin American-Statesman building.
Plemons and wife Kirsten Dunst were spotted all over Austin while filming, which is no surprise since the couple live here part-time. Meanwhile, Olsen was sighted at the Seaholm District while in Austin for filming.
The project will screen at The Paramount Theatre at 12 pm on Saturday, March 11. Everyone else can catch it on HBO Max starting on April 27 when three episodes drop. The remaining episodes will be released weekly through May 25.