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 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.
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.
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...
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 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.
Pam & Tommy episode guide
- Pam & Tommy season 1 episode 1 Fact vs Fiction: 'Drilling and Pounding'
- Pam & Tommy season 1 episode 2 Fact vs Fiction: 'I Love You, Tommy'
- 'Pam & Tommy' season 1 episode 3 Fact vs Fiction: 'Jane Fonda'
- Fact vs Fiction — 'Pam & Tommy' season 1 episode 4: did Pam & Tommy really not know their sex tape was stolen?
- Fact vs Fiction — 'Pam & Tommy' season 1 episode 5: Were Playboy and Penthouse really fighting over Pam and Tommy?
- Fact vs Fiction: 'Pam & Tommy' season 1 episode 6: How did Playboy discover Pamela Anderson?
- Fact vs Fiction: 'Pam & Tommy' season 1 episode 7: What happened during Pamela Anderson's 'Tonight Show' appearance?
- Fact vs Fiction: Pam & Tommy season 1 episode 8: how did the sex tape scandal end?
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