The Hulu limited series investigates the controversial texting suicide story. “The Great” actress, Ella Fanning stars in the Hulu limited series as Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts teen who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages to encourage her boyfriend Conrad Roy III to die by suicide. Written by Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus, who also served as co-showrunners and executive producers, The Girl From Plainville is based on the Esquire article by Jesse Barron.
SYNOPSIS: “The Girl From Plainville” is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter’s unprecedented “texting-suicide” case. Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, the limited series explores Carter’s relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events that led to his death and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
CAST: The series stars Elle Fanning (Michelle Carter), Chloë Sevigny (Lynn Roy), Colton Ryan (Conrad “Coco” Roy III), Cara Buono (Gail Carter), Kai Lennox (David Carter), and Norbert Leo Butz (Conrad “Co” Roy II).
CREDITS: From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, the Hulu Original limited series is written and executive produced by co-showrunners Liz Hannah (“The Post”, “The Dropout”, “Mindhunter”) and Patrick Macmanus (“Dr. Death”), and also executive produced by Fanning and Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward. Consulting producers include Barron and Erin Lee Carr (“I Love You, Now Die”). Kelly Funke oversees for Macmanus’ Littleton Road Productions.