Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee were the most headline-grabbing celebrity couple of the ’90s, and it looks like Hulu wants to dredge up that same pop culture fervor for a new limited series that will chronicle the rock-and-roll lifestyle of the two stars. Tentatively titled Pam & Tommy, the series will focus on their tumultuous relationship and the infamous sex tape that ended up making them household names. And who will be playing the titular characters?
Deadline is reporting that Lily James (Cinderella) will be portraying former Baywatch star Pam Anderson and Sebastian Stan (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) will play the part of rockstar Tommy Lee. Also on board is Seth Rogen as the man who stole the scandalous sex tape that came to define their relationship in the tabloids. The series will be directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) and Seth Rogen will also be producing the series through his Point Grey production house.
There is no question that the brief marriage of Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson is likely filled with a number of dramatic moments. Besides the now legendary sex tape, they were also subjected to the public’s examination of their unfortunate miscarriage. Lee was also arrested and charged with spousal abuse and spent six months in jail before the two finally ended up getting divorced.
They also had two children during their marriage, so it is likely that Lily James will be pretending to be pregnant during a lot of the series since Anderson herself has said that she spent their entire relationship pregnant.
Apparently, this project has been in the works for quite some time now. Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee are not involved with the production but have been aware of its development. Seth Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg – who also produce the hit Amazon Prime Video series The Boys – are apparently the ones who brought the idea of Pam & Tommy to the table and have been attempting to get it made for quite some time. Now that they have attached high-profile actors like Lily James and Sebastian Stan to the project, it will likely start rolling along pretty smoothly. The current plan is to start shooting the series in the spring of 2021.
Now that we are three decades removed from the 1990s, it looks like audiences might be interested in examining some of the more momentous pop culture occasions from that era. Will people be intrigued at the prospect of a biopic show that digs deep into the lives of Tommy Lee and Pam Anderson? Or is that particular piece of history not as titillating all these years later? Thankfully, the inclusion of such excellent talent both in front of and behind the camera should get plenty of folks onboard with this particular project.
We will have to see how salacious this eventual Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee show will be. Will we get a recreation of that legendary sex tape? Just how wild will this show get? We can’t help but be a little curious.