The Act is an American true crime drama web television series directed by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean.

Official trailers

Hulu on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer:
The Act: Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Story intro

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.


Patricia Arquette
Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy's mother and Emma's daughter
Joey King
Gypsy Blanchard, Dee Dee's daughter and Emma's granddaughter
AnnaSophia Robb
Lacey, an original character in the show based on Aleah Woodmansee
Chloë Sevigny
Mel, Lacey's mother
Calum Worthy
Nick Godejohn, Gypsy's boyfriend
Denitra Isler
Shelly, a neighbour
Steve Coulter
Dr. Evan Harley
José Alfredo Fernandez
Officer Cox
Poorna Jagannathan
Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
Dean Norris
Russ, a man
Joe Tippett
Scott, Gypsy's love interest whom she met at a comic book convention in 2011
Brooke Smith
Myra, Dee Dee's power attorney
Margo Martindale
Emma Blanchard, Dee Dee's mother and Gypsy's grandmother
Rhea Seehorn
Janet, Dee Dee's cousin
Juliette Lewis
Stephanie Godejohn, Nick's mother
John Ales
Vance Godejohn, Nick's father
Joe Knezevich
Prosecutor Rippy, Nick's lawyer based on Dan Patterson
Molly Ephraim
Kate, Gypsy's lawyer based on Mike Stanfield
Cliff Chamberlain
Rod Blanchard, Dee Dee's ex-husband and Gypsy's father


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.

External links

Wikipedia: The Act (TV series)

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