Wilmington actor stars in new NBC miniseries ‘The Thing About Pam’

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Fans of Wilmington actor Drew Scheid can see him in his latest role as Travis Hupp, the son of the main character of the new NBC miniseries The thing about Pam. Two-time Oscar winner Renee Zellweger plays Pam Hupp, the central character in the story of the December 2011 murder of Betsy Faria in the small town of Troy, Missouri.

The thing about Pam is a crazy story that I think people are going to be very excited to see,” Scheid said during an interview in New York. “It’s a very exciting story where you’re always thinking, ‘Why did this happen? How can these people not see what’s going on? There’s so many lies and deceptions going on. I play Travis, who is Pam’s son from her second marriage.

The story follows Faria’s brutal death and Pam Hupp’s successful plan to frame Faria’s husband, Russ, for the crime. Russ Faria’s conviction was later overturned and Pam Hupp is now charged with the murder. NBC Deadline did several stories about the case, which was also the subject of a popular podcast also made by NBC Deadline. Scheid’s character has not been the subject of any accusations and, according to Scheid, not much has been written about him. This is Scheid’s first time playing a real person, unlike the fictional characters from his recent roles in Drought, Easttown Mare and NCIS: New Orleans.

“All actors want to make the character they have as real as possible and bring them to life,” Scheid said. “Even if it’s fictional or based on something, they try to make it real. You try to play humanely and be as complete as possible and tell the story as correctly as possible, so hopefully the family will feel like there’s justice in the story .

The thing about Pam debuts at 10:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 8, and is set to run for six episodes. It will appear the next day on peacockNBC’s streaming service.

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