Patricia Arquette Definitely Doesn’t Protect Her ‘Angel’ in Hulu’s ‘The Act’ Teaser (Video)

TCA 2019: Dee Dee Blanchard was a monster

Last Updated: February 11, 2019 @ 8:17 PM

Dee Dee Blanchard was never going to be up for Mother of the Year, but Patricia Arquette’s portrayal of the nightmare mom — who suffered from Munchausen syndrome by proxy — could generate some awards buzz. Of course, that opinion is completely based on “The Act’s” 41-second teaser, which Hulu unveiled Monday morning at the Television Critics Association press tour.

“The Act” is a seasonal anthology series that tells startling true crime stories. The first season follows Gypsy Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder, per Hulu.

This installment of the series is based on the article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom to Be Murdered” by Michelle Dean.

In addition to Arquette, “The Act” Season 1 stars Joey King, Chloë Sevigny, AnnaSophia Robb and Calum Worthy. This season is written and executive produced by Dean and Nick Antosca. Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio are also executive producers.

Watch the teaser above.

Hulu’s “The Act” debuts with two episodes on Wednesday, March 20. Subsequent episodes will be released every Wednesday on the streaming platform.

Here are the 2019 premiere dates Hulu unveiled Monday at TCA:
“Shrill” – Wednesday, March 15
“The Act” – Wednesday, March 20
“Into the Dark: I’m Just F—ing With You” – Friday, April 5
“Ramy” – Friday, April 19
“Into the Dark: All That We Destroy” – Friday, May 3
“Ask Dr. Ruth” – Friday, May 10 (20+ market theatrical release on Friday, May 3)
“Catch-22” – Friday, May 17
“The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 3 – Wednesday, June 5