Based on the 2011 murder of Betsy Faria, The Thing About Pam is a crime drama inspired by the Dateline NBC special and 2019 podcast which remains one of Apple’s most downloaded podcasts. This incident set off a chain of events that would expose a diabolical scheme involving Pam Hupp.
Starring Renée Zellweger, Josh Duhamel, Katy Mixon, and Glenn Fleshler, The Thing About Pam is one of NBC’s most successful shows of the 2021-22 season.
Composer duo Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli‘s original score heightens this riveting murder mystery.
Of the soundtrack Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli say, “Pam tromps through town like a predatory larger-than-life force that will crush anything that comes her way. Her theme is a motif combined with a predatory march – she’s on a mission, marching to the beat of her own drum. The score is melody-driven; however, we chose to surround this melody with particular and absurd instrumental choices as the series of events that unfold in this story are both bizarre and unbelievable. Pam is constantly sipping her Big Gulp, therefore slurping is not just a part of her everyday lifestyle, it became an integral part of her soundtrack. We also added an occasional ‘ka-ching’ sound by sampling a cash register and commissioned an instrument maker to create a combination of a waterphone and daxophone.”
The Thing About Pam is now playing on NBC, Peacock TV and Hulu.