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Academy Award®-Winner Patricia Arquette and Joey King Star in the Toxic Story of Mother and Daughter Duo Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard

07 May 2019

STARZPLAY Set To Release True-Crime Anthology Series THE ACT on June 14 In The UK, Germany & Spain

“Arquette's performance is one for the mother-as-monster chronicles.” - Vanity Fair

“…will leave viewers shook by (King and Arquette’s) haunting performances” -

STARZPLAY today announced that it’s delivering a lethal dose of motherly love to its viewers in the UK, Germany and Spain with the critically acclaimed true-crime anthology series “The Act,” coming exclusively to the premium streaming service on FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2019. The eight-part series will be available to local viewers on STARZPLAY in the UK via Prime Video Channels and Virgin Media, in Germany via Prime Video Channels, and in Spain via Vodafone and Orange TV.

The Act” stars Academy Award® winner Patricia 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 STARZPLAY premium streaming service gives subscribers access to acclaimed series like “Castle Rock” and “Harlots” along with its growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the U.S., including “Now Apocalypse” and “The Spanish Princess” as well as hit movies like The Big Short.

STARZPLAY is available via the existing Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web.

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.



Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

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