Hulu presents to you an original limited series, The Girl from Plainville, that follows Michelle Carter's texting-suicide case. Extremely sad but relatable, you'll love every minute of this Hulu TV series.
Is The Girl from Plainville Based on a True Story?
Produced by Echo Lake Entertainment, Littleton Road Productions and UCP, The Girl from Plainville is based on the true events leading up to the suicide of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III. His death sparked a major trial whereby Conrad's 17-year-old girlfriend, Michelle Carter, was tried and charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The trailer features Elle Fanning as the show's dark and mischievous protagonist Michelle Carter whose upbeat personality slowly fades horrifyingly. The video gives a glimpse into the young couple's relationship as well as the dramatic trial that accorded Michelle global fame.
Adding more intense seasoning to the grievances, the Roy family points fingers at each other, barely accepting their son's demise and trying to figure out the cause of his untimely death.
The Girl from Plainville drops on Hulu's platform on Tuesday, March 29, releasing the first three episodes 'Star-Crossed Lovers and Things Like That', 'Turtle' and 'Never Have I Ever'.
The series has a total of eight episodes, each running for approximately one hour. Episode 4 and the rest will be released in a weekly fashion on Tuesdays until its series finale on May 3. Episode 4: 'Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore'- April 5, Episode 5: ‘Mirror Ball’- April 12, Episode 6: ‘Talking is Healing’- April 19, Episode 7: ‘Teenage Dirtbag’-April 26 and Episode 8: ‘Blank Spaces’- May 3.
Colton Ryan plays Conrad 'Coco' Roy III, while the rest of his family is composed of Chloë Sevigny as Lynn Roy, Nobert Leo Butz as Conrad “Co” Roy II, Ella Kennedy Davis as Sydney Roy and Peter Gerety as Conrad Roy Sr. Joining Fanning in the Carter family is Cara Buono as Gail Carter and Kai Lennox as David Carter.
Other supporting casts include Aya Cash as Katie Rayburn, Michael Mosley as defense attorney Joseph Cataldo, Pearl Amanda Dickinson as Michelle’s friend Susie Pierce and Jeff Wahlberg as Conrad’s friend Rob.