Entertainment TV Justin Timberlake and Jason Ritter Team Up for a Cameo in Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey's New Show Candy premiered Monday on Hulu By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 12, 2022 01:51 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty; Kevin Mazur/Getty Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey's new Hulu series, Candy, has a big surprise in store for viewers. In the true-crime drama's fourth episode titled "Cover Girl," Justin Timberlake and Jason Ritter appear as special guest stars. Their appearance, of course, is even sweeter since Timberlake is married to Biel, 40, and Ritter is married to Lynskey, 44. Timberlake, 41, portrays Deputy Steve Deffibaugh. His character is the real-life officer who led the 1980 criminal investigation surrounding Betty Gore's (Lynskey) murder. Biel's titular Candy Montgomery was accused of murdering Gore in Wylie, Texas, after having an affair with the victim's husband. (The judge overseeing the real-life ruled that Montgomery was not guilty.) As for Ritter, the 42-year-old Raising Dion alum plays Timberlake's character's partner, Deputy Denny Reese. Jason Ritter Celebrates Wife Melanie Lynskey amid Critics Choice Awards: 'Best Person I Know' Tina Rowden/Hulu Explaining how Timberlake and Ritter's cameos came to be, Biel said that the "Can't Stop the Feeling" crooner became interested in playing Deputy Deffibaugh after reading the script. Biel added that Timberlake was reading the script "because I always ask him for his opinion on everything I'm doing." "He said, 'Oh, who's playing this character?' I said, 'Oh, I don't know, probably somebody local. We don't have any money left,'" Biel, who is also an executive producer on Candy, told Entertainment Tonight. "And he goes, 'I want to play it.'" Jessica Biel Reveals 'Unexpected' and 'Hilarious' Way Justin Timberlake Proposed: 'I Had No Idea' Timberlake's casting inspired co-creator and showrunner Robin Veith to bring Ritter on board as well, particularly after seeing a photo of the actor rocking a mustache. "Robin was like, 'Wow, Jason looks like he's in the '80s,'" Lynskey recalled to ET. "She was inspired by his '80s cool, edgy fireman look." Melanie Lynskey and Jessica Biel in Candy. Tina Rowden/Hulu Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Unfortunately viewers won't get to see Ritter in a mustache on screen. According to Lynskey, "He had to lose the 'stache." Biel and Timberlake, who have been married since 2012, share sons Silas, 7, and Phineas, 2. Before Lynskey and Ritter got married in 2020, the longtime couple welcomed a daughter together in 2018. Candy premiered Monday on Hulu. Pablo Schreiber, Timothy Simons and Raúl Esparza round out the five-episode show's cast. Elizabeth Olsen is the next actress set to portray Montgomery in Love and Death, which is slated to premiere on HBO Max later this year.