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Pam & Tommy: release date, trailer, cast, plot, first looks, episode guide, and all about the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee biopic

'Pam & Tommy' will dramatize the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (Lily James and Sebastian Stan).
'Pam & Tommy' will dramatize the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (Lily James and Sebastian Stan). (Image credit: Disney+/Hulu)

Pam & Tommy will take us right into the heart of the most iconic celebrity couple of the 1990s, and we can’t wait for its February 2022 release on Hulu and Disney Plus. Starring Lily James as Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson and Sebastian Stan as Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, the eight-part biopic follows the duo’s whirlwind 1995 marriage and the fallout from the bombshell leak of their honeymoon sex tape, and the messy legal dispute that followed.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pam and Tommy, including some uncanny first look pictures (scroll below) in our guide to the hotly anticipated series...

'Pam & Tommy' poster.

'Pam & Tommy' poster...The Greatest Love Story Ever Sold! (Image credit: Disney Plus)

Pam & Tommy release date on Hulu and Disney Plus

Pam & Tommy is an eight-episode biographical drama that will debut on Hulu in the US on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. It launches the same day for UK viewers on Disney+ through its Star service. The first three episodes of Pam and Tommy will be available at launch, followed by a weekly release of episodes every Wednesday.

'Pam and Tommy' on Disney Plus will dramatize the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

'Pam and Tommy' will show the true story of what happened between Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson (pictured together above in happier times). (Image credit: Getty)

Is there a trailer for Pam & Tommy?

Yes a full trailer for Pam & Tommy has now been shared by Hulu and Disney Plus. It's great to see both Lily and Stan debuting their jaw-dropping transformations for the roles. 

Lily is channeling Pammy’s trademark blonde locks and signature Baywatch look in a red swimsuit, and Sebastian is sporting Tommy’s famous tattoos and piercings.

Pam & Tommy — the plot

Billed as the "outrageous untold story of the world’s first viral video", the drama depicts the whirlwind marriage between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee (who wed on a Cancun beach in 1995 after only knowing each other for 96 hours) and the subsequent leak of their private honeymoon footage. 

The sex tape went viral, shook Hollywood, and turned into a messy dispute, with Pam and Tommy suing the video distribution company Internet Entertainment Group.

Baywatch days...Lily James as Pamela Anderson in the hit TV series.

'Baywatch' days...Lily James as Pamela Anderson in her famous red swimsuit in the hit TV series. (Image credit: Disney+/Hulu)

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in happier times. (Image credit: Getty)

Pam & Tommy cast —Lily James as Pamela Anderson

The Pursuit of Love star plays Pamela Anderson, who began her career appearing in Playboy magazine, before finding global stardom in 1992 as CJ Parker in Baywatch

Pam was married to Tommy Lee for three years before the couple divorced in 1998 after Lee was sentenced to six months for spousal abuse. They had two sons together, Brandon, born in 1996, and Dylan, who arrived 18 months later.

This role is something of a departure for Lily James, who’s most famous for her roles in period dramas including Downton Abbey and War & Peace on TV, as well as Rebecca and The Dig on the big screen and Netflix. She’s also starred in Yesterday, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Darkest Hour, and Cinderella.

Take a peek at the first look picture of Lily James playing Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy below...

First look: Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy.

First look: Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy. (Image credit: Disney+)

Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Lily James in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. (Image credit: Universal)

Lily James (on left) in Period drama The Pursuit of Love.

Lily James (on left) in Period drama The Pursuit of Love. (Image credit: Theodora Films Limited & Moonage Pictures Limited/Robert Viglasky)

Pam & Tommy cast — Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee

Sebastian Stan plays the Winter Soldier in the Avengers franchise, including The Falcon And The Winter Soldier series on Disney+. However, he's temporarily left behind the Marvel Universe to play the Mötley Crüe drummer, Tommy Lee. 

Tommy was a founding member of the heavy metal band, known for its wild behavior and drug use both on and off stage, before quitting for good in 1997. He’s been married four times, including to Dynasty star Heather Lockyear. 

Take a peek at the first look picture of Sebastian Stan playing Tommy Lee alongside Lily in Pam & Tommy below...

Pam & Tommy first look: Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee with Lily James as Pamela Anderson.

Pam & Tommy first look: Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee with Lily James as Pamela Anderson. (Image credit: DIsney+)

Sebastian Stan in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Sebastian Stan in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. (Image credit: Disney+)

Pam & Tommy cast — who else is starring

Seth Rogen plays Rand Gauthier, an electrician who reportedly stole Pam and Tommy’s sex tape from a safe in their California home. He also acts as executive producer on the series. 

We also know that Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman will play Uncle Miltie, an infamous LA pornography distributor, and Orange Is The New Black’s Taylor Schilling will appear as Erica Boyer, a porn star married to Gauthier. 

Meanwhile, Andrew Dice Clay, Pepi Sonuga, Spencer Granese, and Mozhan Marno are also among the cast, as well as Mike Seely as the late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Nick Offerman and Seth Rogen in 'Pam & Tommy'.

Nick Offerman and Seth Rogen in 'Pam & Tommy'. (Image credit: Kelsey McNeal/Hulu)

Pam & Tommy episode guide

Here's our episode guide to Pam & Tommy which we'll update weekly after each episode is shown on Hulu and Disney Plus. Please don't click on the below if you want to avoid spoilers.

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Happier times on the beach in 'Pam & Tommy'. (Image credit: Erin Simkin/Hulu)

Pam & Tommy Lily James

'Pam & Tommy' episode 5 with Lily James and Mozhan Marnò as Pamela Anderson and  Gail Chwatsky. (Image credit: Erin Simkin/Hulu)

Pam at the football game in episode 6.

Pam at the football game in episode 6. (Image credit: Disney Plus)

Nicholas Cannon
TV Content Director on TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.