‘The Act’ Trailer: True Crime Anthology Series Depicts a Disturbing Mother-Daughter Relationship


The first trailer has arrived for The Act, an upcoming true-crime anthology series from Hulu.

The first season tells the disturbing true story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a mother and daughter who had one hell of a toxic relationship. To put it simply, Joey King plays Gypsy, a girl who finds herself trapped by an overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette), a woman who has made her believe that she has long been extremely ill. We’ll leave the discovery of other plot turns down to you. Check out the trailer below, and if you’re keen, you can read the entire, jaw-dropping Buzzfeed article that this is based on right HERE.

Article author Michelle Dean co-created the series and wrote it alongside Nick Antosca (Hannibal, Channel Zero). Dean and Antosca exec produce the series with Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio.

The Act, also starring Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy, kicks off on Hulu on March 20.

Hulu’s synopsis for The Act:

The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. Season One follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder. The series stars Patricia Arquette (Dee Dee Blanchard), Joey King (Gypsy Blanchard), Chloë Sevigny (Mel), AnnaSophia Robb (Lacey) and Calum Worthy (Nick). Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean co-created the series based on Dean’s original Buzzfeed article and serve as executive producers alongside Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio. The Act is produced by Universal Content Productions.