The Act trailer: Seeing is deceiving in true crime anthology series
Hulu has released the official trailer for The Act, the streamer’s upcoming true crime anthology series. Season 1 of The Act will premiere on Wednesday, March 20, with six subsequent episodes streaming weekly. You can check out the trailer now below, as well as the photos in the gallery!
Written by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean, The Act is an anthology series that “tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories.” Joey King plays Gypsy Blanchard, a young woman 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.
Confined to a wheelchair but cheerful and gracious, Gypsy is everyone’s idea of the perfect sick child. Her overprotective mother, Dee Dee, has always been by her side. But as Gypsy’s sexuality comes into full bloom, she finds herself forced to rebel against her mother’s protectiveness, which has turned controlling and oppressive.
Chloë Sevigny plays Mel, the leader of the women in her small neighborhood and a sympathizer for what Dee Dee’s gone through, but is thrown when she sees a different side of her. AnnaSophia Robb plays Lacey, Mel’s daughter who is a popular girl like her mom, only she’s an idealist and finds herself taken with Gypsy and Dee Dee, heading to their house to help out.
Calum Worthy also stars in Season 1 as Nick. Antosca and Dean co-created the series based on Dean’s original Buzzfeed article and will serve as executive producers alongside Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio. The Act is produced by Universal Content Productions.