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Hulu Developing True Crime Anthology Series ‘THE ACT’

July 21, 2017

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Hulu is developing a character-based true-crime anthology series THE ACT, from writers Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean.

Each season of this anthology series will center on one particular case, with the first season based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It is the true story of a single mom Dee Dee Blanchard, who convinced everyone around her that her daughter, Gypsy, was sick with multiple serious illnesses even though Gypsy was completely healthy. When Dee Dee was found murdered from multiple stab wounds, her neighbors and extended family were stunned to learn that Gypsy was responsible, having convinced her boyfriend to kill her mom.

Writ Large acquired the film and TV rights to the article last year and is producing with Universal Cable Productions.

Dearn’s article went viral and garnered more than 4 million views on Buzzfeed’s website and was named one of the top ten articles of 2016 by Longform.

Antosca and Dean said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Hulu and UCP on this project. In Gypsy’s Rose Blanchard’s story, nothing was as it seemed: the sick girl wasn’t sick, the perfect mom was anything but perfect. In THE ACT we’re going to show you the human story behind bizarre crimes like this one.”

 

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