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Hulu Orders ‘The Act’ True-Crime Anthology Series From Nick Antosca & Michelle Dean

Hulu has given a series order to The Act, a character-based seasonal true-crime anthology series from writers Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean and Universal Cable Productions, Deadline has learned.

Written by Dean and Antosca, The Act, which has been in development at Hulu since last year, is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. The first season is based on Dean’s 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom To Be Murdered.” It follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother. Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

Antosca and Dean will executive produce and serve as co-showrunners. Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio also executive produce. Universal Cable Productions, where Antosca is under an overall deal, is the studio.

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