The Act is an American true crime drama web television series directed by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean.
Hulu on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
The Act: Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.
The series follows the story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), who is confined to her wheelchair due to an illness. Growing up, her relationship with her overprotective mother (Patricia Arquette) begins to sour as she increasingly insists on her independence. She rebels as her mother, who dedicated her life to her care, grows more protective, controlling and abusive, particularly amid her attempt to explore her sexuality. The relationship turns even more toxic as Gypsy discovers many secrets. She grew up believing she was sick with cancer but discovers that she was not sick at all. Her mother Dee Dee successfully deceived not only Gypsy but also her family, friends, and medical professionals into believing her child was ill. It is suggested that she suffers from Factitious disorder imposed on another, a mental illness in which a caregiver exaggerates or fakes another person's illness. The narrative eventually leads to murder after Gypsy asks her boyfriend to kill her mother.
The series is produced by Eat the Cat, Writ Large and Universal Content Productions.
The average duration of each episode is 48 - 60 minutes. Country of origin: United States. Original language: English.
Wikipedia: The Act (TV series)