District Attorney Leah Askey (played by Judy Greer) is adamant that no one but her husband could have committed the violent murder, but she is not alone in her mistake. On the show, even defense attorney Josh Schwartz (Josh Duhamel) assumes that his client is guilty at first.
“It reveals a lot about social and individual bias, as well as the impact that has on the criminal justice system,” Zellweger said of the series. “I think the bigger picture reflects where we are in society right now. sure about the conclusions we’ve drawn, how we determine certain things, and we’re hesitant to move from our positions based on new information. ideology makes us feel safe”.
In retrospect, no one in Hupp’s vicinity should have felt safe, but in her small town of Troy, Missouri, Pam was just another queen bee. Perhaps a bit self-deprecating. Perhaps a bit arrogant. But otherwise it’s harmless.
“I’m from the Midwest, and at first Pam reminded me of all my friends’ mothers, you know?” showrunner said Jenny Klein (Jessica Jones, The Witcher.) “This is the mask she wears, the way she presents to the community as a trustworthy person, when there is so much conspiracy going on beneath the surface. The truth about Pam is much stranger than you would ever believe.”