The original Hulu series The Act tells the true story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard and the murder of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. The eight-episode series stars Joey King as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, who is wheelchair-bound due to a mysterious illness. She is cared for by her overbearing mother, who is eventually revealed to have faked her daughter's illness due to a mental disorder known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy. This unimaginable betrayal leads to fatal consequences, and if you've already enjoyed this thrilling true-crime seres, there are plenty of other shows to watch if you liked The Act.
In recent years, true crime dramas such as Dirty John, and documentaries like Making A Murderer and Abducted In Plain Sight have captured the imagination of audiences around the world. And The Act, which premiered on Hulu in the U.S. on 20 March 2019, has quickly become a frontrunner in this category. Sadly, however, The Act is still not available for us Brits, as Hulu is a U.S.-only streaming service, and there has been no news about whether this true-to-life show will ever makes it way over here on a UK platform or network.
In the meantime, while we wait for word on The Act, there are plenty of other true crime shows to sink your teeth into. And, lucky for you, I've compiled a list of some of the best options out there, so all you have to do it click play. Enjoy.