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Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Patricia Arquette ...  Dee Dee Blanchard 8 episodes, 2019
Joey King ...  Gypsy Rose Blanchard 8 episodes, 2019
Calum Worthy ...  Nick Godejohn 8 episodes, 2019
Chloë Sevigny ...  Mel 6 episodes, 2019
AnnaSophia Robb ...  Lacey 6 episodes, 2019
Ginny Cameron Ginny Cameron ...  Neighbor 3 episodes, 2019
Steve Coulter ...  Dr. Evan Harley 3 episodes, 2019
Brayhia Marshall ...  Inmate 3 episodes, 2019
Bruno Rose ...  Jaden 2 episodes, 2019
BettyLynn Allison ...  Random Neighbor 2 episodes, 2019
William David Billions ...  Trey 2 episodes, 2019
Charles D. Clark ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2019
Ashley Dulaney ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2019
Patricia French ...  Tina 2 episodes, 2019
Alisa Harris ...  Nurse 2 episodes, 2019
Ella Harrison Ella Harrison ...  Child Gypsy / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Hanna Harrison Hanna Harrison ...  Child Gypsy / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Denitra Isler ...  Shelly 2 episodes, 2019
Poorna Jagannathan ...  Dr. Lakshmi Chandra / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Shiquita James ...  Mall Patron 2 episodes, 2019
David Michael-Smith David Michael-Smith ...  Coroner Tunney / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Rasheda Randle ...  Correctional Officer 2 episodes, 2019
Holli Saperstein ...  Cabbie 2 episodes, 2019
Sawyer Schultz ...  Darren 2 episodes, 2019
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Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy's quest for independence opens up a Pandora's box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Act See more »

Filming Locations:

Effingham County, Georgia, USA See more »

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Joey King and Patricia Arquette both worked together in the Tv show Medium See more »

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Featured in Jeremy Vine: Episode #2.134 (2019) See more »

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Sad story, but it needs to get told!
21 March 2019 | by emoshcaSee all my reviews

Great acting really gets this story told from Gypsys point of view. Loving Joey King and Patricia Arquette really brings it to life!


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