Watch The Act

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  • 2019
  • 1 Seasons


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Serial Details

  • Genre: Crime
  • Director: Laure De Clermont Tonnerre, Steven Piet, Christina Choe
  • Cast:
    Patricia Arquette
    Joey King
    Chlo Sevigny
    Annasophia Robb
    Calum Worthy
    Chloe Sevigny
    Denitra Isler
    Rachel Ticotin
    Steve Coulter
    Justin Miles
    Ginny Cameron
    Brayhia Marshall
    David Michael Smith
    Crystal Vazquez
    Shiquita James
  • Writer: Nick Antosca, Michelle Dean, Lisa Long
  • Creators: Nick Antosca, Michelle Dean


The Act is a character-based true-crime anthology series. Each season will center on one particular case, with the first installment 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 single mom Dee Dee Blanchard who convinced everyone around her that her daughter, Gypsy, was sick with multiple serious illnesses even though Gypsy was perfectly 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.