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THE ACT, The Shockingly True Mother/Daughter Murder Series Starring Joey King is Now Available on Hulu

Starting today, you can now stream a true crime series on Hulu that is too crazy to believe. The story which was featured in the 2017 HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest is the first story in a new seasonal anthology series by Hulu called The Act that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories.

The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard (Joey King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Doting mother Dee Dee Blanchard and her sweet daughter Gypsy arrive in a new neighborhood, where Gypsy feels lonely due to a barrage of medical issues and eager to make friends. But as the series progresses, which is based on a true story, Gypsy starts to question the lies her mother tells her — especially about how old she really is and if she’s really sick.

The series stars Joey King, the breakout star from hit Netflix movie The Kissing Booth, Academy-Award winner Patricia Arquette, and Academy-Award nominated actress Chloë Sevigny.

When Do New Episodes of The ACT get released?

The first two of the eight-episode series are available to stream on Hulu today, with a new episode coming out each Wednesday.

‘THE ACT’ Trailer
How to Stream ‘THE ACT’

You can stream the series on Hulu starting today. The remaining six episodes will be released every Wednesday. Hulu recently dropped the price of their subscription from $7.99 / month, to just $5.99.