Airdate: The Act

Acclaimed US true crime anthology The Act will screen on FOX Showcase from mid June.

The first season is based on the real life of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard, who was accused of abusing her daughter by fabricating illness and disabilities as a direct consequence of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

The series has drawn high praise and stars Patricia Arquette, Chloe Sevigny and Joey King.

This premiered on Hulu in the US in March.

The Act is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories. Season One 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.

Tuesdays from June 18 at 9.30pm on FOX Showcase.

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