STARZPLAY is delivering a lethal summer dose of motherly love to its viewers in the UK, Germany and Spain with true-crime anthology series The Act.
The eight-part show stars Academy Award winner Arquette, Joey King, Chloë Sevigny and AnnaSophia Robb and is based on the 2016 BuzzFeed article Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered by Michelle Dean.
The Act follows Gypsy Blanchard (King), a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets – one that ultimately leads to murder.
From UCP (Universal Content Productions), Nick Antosca (Channel Zero) and Michelle Dean serve as co-creators and executive producers, while Greg Shephard and Britton Rizzio also serve as executive producers.
The series premieres exclusively on the STARZPLAY streaming service on Friday 14th June. STARZPLAY is available in the UK via Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media. For £4.99 a month, it gives subscribers access to acclaimed series such as Castle Rock, Harlots and Counterpart, as well as a growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the US, including Now Apocalypse and The Spanish Princess. STARZPLAY is available via the existing Prime Video app, while Virgin Media TV customers who add the STARZPLAY subscription to their package can access the content by pressing Home on their V6 remote control and then clicking On Demand followed by Box Sets.
Here’s the trailer:
The Act is available to watch online in the UK on STARZPLAY, a streaming service that costs £4.99 a month. The platform is available on Virgin Media On Demand or through Amazon Prime Video Channels, both as an add-on subscription to your existing account.
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