Hulu's New Crime Series "The Act": Joey King Starred In A Scary And Distubing Story

Bindhiya Nhi |Mar 08, 2019

Teen star Joey King and Oscar winner Patricia Arquette are going to be in The Act. Here's everything you need to know about this new series from Hulu.

Though many true-crime series have been released for over past few years, people will never get tired of them. This March, fans are going to have a new crime series from Hulu which is called The Act. The first two episodes of The Act are set to be released on March 20. One must be ready because the series is going to be tragic, scary and extremely disturbing.

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A still from The Act (Brownie Harris/Hulu)

The Act tells the true story about the relationship between Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose who had several health problems. Gypsy killed her mother with the help of her secret boyfriend in the late night of June 2015. Though Gypsy was sentenced to 10 years in prison, it turned out that she had never been sick. It was Dee Dee who fabricated and induced illness in Gypsy, making her suffered from child abuse for all those years.

Based On A Real BuzzFeed's Investigation Article  

The disturbing relationship between Dee Dee and Gypsy went viral in 2016 after an investigation article from BuzzFeed. In "Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom to Be Murdered", writer Michelle Dean portrayed the roles of Gypsy and her boyfriend in Dee Dee's death. Dean also pens the script and takes part in the making of the series.

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Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard (Brownie Harris/Hulu)

Joey King Is Confirmed To Be In The Cast

The Kissing Booth's teen star Joey King confirmed that she joined The Act as the lead role. She played as Gypsy Rose in the series and began filming for the series in September 2018. Before, the actress had shaved her long hair which surprised all her fans. However, they finally understand the reason for her hairstyle after the news of The Act broke out.

Patricia Arquette played as Dee Dee, while Calum Worthy portrayed the role of Gypsy's secret boyfriend Nick. Chloë Sevigny and AnnaSophia Robb joined in supporting roles as the neighbours of the family.

More Disturbing Stories For Upcoming Seasons?

The Act is the latest anthology series from Hulu, which means that Dee Dee and Gypsy Rose's story is only set for the first season. However, fans can expect that The Act will unfold more secrets and sensational stories in its upcoming seasons.

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Patricia Arquette as Dee Dee Blanchard (Brownie Harris/Hulu)

Check Out The Latest Official Trailer From Hulu

The Act: Trailer (Official) -  A Hulu Original

The trailer began with the scene of Gypsy being in court after the murder of her mother, looking frightened and sick. It also showed how Dee Dee treated her daughter, how the doctors started to raise questions at Dee Dee's act and especially, how Nick grew closer to Gypsy as an online boyfriend and later affected her behaviour. In one disturbing scene, Dee Dee even tied her daughter to the bedpost as one of her cruel punishment.


There was another trailer which was released in February.

The Act: Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original
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