"The Act" is an American true crime drama television series directed by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean.
The starring cast includes Patricia Arquette, Joey King, AnnaSophia Robb, Chloë Sevigny, Calum Worthy, Denitra Isler, Steve Coulter, Poorna Jagannathan, Dean Norris, Joe Tippett and others.

Here are "The Act" TV series trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Act TV series?

Hulu on Monday, March 04, 2019 released the trailer for "The Act" you can watch here:
The Act: Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Plot summary

What is The Act TV series plot?

Here is a short review of "The Act" TV series plot summary.

The series follows the story of Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), who uses a 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 (Patricia Arquette) 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. At the time, this disorder was classified as Munchausen syndrome by proxy, by which it is still commonly known. The narrative eventually leads to murder after Gypsy asks her boyfriend to kill her mother.


Who plays who in the The Act TV series?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Act" TV series. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Patricia Arquette  as Dee Dee Blanchard Gypsy's mother and Emma's daughter
Joey King  as Gypsy Blanchard Dee Dee's daughter and Emma's granddaughter
AnnaSophia Robb  as Lacey an original character in the show based on Aleah Woodmansee
Chloë Sevigny  as Mel Lacey's mother
Calum Worthy  as Nick Godejohn Gypsy's boyfriend
Denitra Isler  as Shelly a neighbor
Steve Coulter  as Dr. Evan Harley
Poorna Jagannathan  as Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
Dean Norris  as Russ a man
Joe Tippett  as Scott Gypsy's older love interest whom she met at a comic book convention in 2011
Margo Martindale  as Emma Blanchard Dee Dee's mother and Gypsy's grandmother
Brooke Smith  as Myra Dee Dee's power attorney
Rhea Seehorn  as Janet Dee Dee's cousin
Juliette Lewis  as Stephanie Godejohn Nick's mother
José Alfredo Fernandez  as Officer Cox
Adam Arkin  as a Springfield Missouri detective
John Ales  as Vance Godejohn Nick's father
Molly Ephraim  as Kate Gypsy's lawyer based on Mike Stanfield
Joe Knezevich  as Prosecutor Rippy Nick's lawyer based on Dan Patterson
Cliff Chamberlain  as Rod Blanchard Dee Dee's ex-husband and Gypsy's father
Rachel Ticotin  as Gina
Justin Miles
Ashley Dulaney  as Journalist
Sawyer Schultz  as Darren
BettyLynn Allison  as Random Neighbor
William David Billions  as Trey
Ella Harrison  as Child Gypsy
Hanna Harrison  as Child Gypsy
Patricia French  as Tina
Thomas Clay Strickland  as Tyler
Rasheda Randle  as Correctional Officer
Alisa Harris  as Nurse
Butch Hammett  as Speaker
Holli Saperstein  as Cabbie
Riley Patrick  as Teen Girl
Charles D. Clark  as Doctor
Deron Lillard  as Deputy Crisp
David Michael-Smith  as Coroner Tunney
Joshua Mikel  as Brian
Kimberly Hebert Gregory  as Judge
Dave Hager  as Curtis
Valyn Hall  as Kayla
Dawson Shea  as Usher
Nicholas Cirillo  as Luke
Wilbur Fitzgerald  as Judge Palmer
Tyvonna Jones  as Bored Teenage Girl
Melissa Tang  as Dr. Ashley Longham
Lana Young  as Debbie
Ingrid Alli  as Angry Woman
Karson Kern  as Matt Southerland
Robert C. Treveiler  as Dr. Romero
Elizabeth Becka  as Doctor
Mary Hollis Inboden  as Allison Granger
Hamilton Sage  as Angry Man
Roy Williams Jr.  as Doctor
Alexandria DeBerry  as Hayley
Krisha Fairchild  as Prison Doctor
Alicia Kelley  as Volunteer
Megan Leahy  as Public Defender
Bruno Rose  as Jaden
Elizabeth Bond  as Pink Fairy Godmother
Gwydion Lashlee-Walton  as Stockboy
Michael Rubino  as Police Officer #1
Ashton Leigh  as She-Hulk
Jason Loughlin  as Deputy
Aniria Turney  as Customer Service Rep
Jaidi Ventura  as Justine
Chelsea Alana Rivera  as Wonder Woman
Lee Spencer  as Sheriff Lewis
Brooke Jaye Taylor  as Police Officer #2
Stephanie Enderby  as Khaleesi
Monique Grant  as Cellmate
Hannah Lowther  as Stonefaced Guard
Brandon Morris  as Officer #1
Julia Flint  as Prosecutor
Brien Gregorie  as Neighbor #1
Jason Alan Smith  as Dentist
Tyler Kay Whitley  as Sailor Moon
Michael H. Cole  as Sheriff
Tracy P. Cummings  as Inmate #2
John Quick  as Another Neighbor
Jon Stafford  as Patrick
Naida Nelson  as Receptionist
Korbi Dean  as Waitress
Chantal Maurice  as Event Greeter
Edward Michael Scott  as Cop
Brooklyn Frank  as Daughter
Vince Pisani  as Attendant
Todd Minobe  as Pupeteer
Rae Becka  as Mother
Perry Ball
Colby Boothman  as Zack
Matthew Burrell  as Prison Guard 2019
Reed Emmons
Mike Forbs  as Stoned Guy
Elgin Lee  as Doctor
Stephanie McIntyre
Sherry Parks  as Neighbor
Sydney Parks  as Teen Girl
Chris Rubeiz  as Cashier
Jeffrey S Smith  as Featured Neighbor
Anita Star  as YouTuber
William G. Tomek  as Convention Attendee
Emily Towles  as Runway Model
Ansley Trivedi  as Girl on bus
Jared Farid Ward  as Operator
Tywayne Wheatt  as Security Guard
Teish Williams  as Inmate
Makesha Williamson  as Mall Patron


What are The Act filming details?

"The Act" series are 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.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Act TV series?

"The Act" TV series got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 91/100.

More information and reviews on "The Act" TV series you can get on the following websites.

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