'The Girl From Plainville': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu true-crime series on Michelle Carter

Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, 'The Girl from Plainville' will chronicle the events leading up to Conrad Roy's homicide and Carter's involvement

'The Girl From Plainville': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hulu true-crime series on Michelle Carter
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Keeping up with some of the most disturbing true crime incidents in the world, Hulu has now ordered 'The Girl from Plainville' — an on-screen series adaptation of the chilling Michelle Carter texting-suicide case. Carter was convicted in the 2014 death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III and the upcoming Hulu drama will explore the young couple's relationship and the events that led to Roy's death, and later, Carter's highly publicized trial. Here's all you need to know about the series. 

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Release date

Hulu is yet to announce a release date for the series. 

Plot

Based on the Esquire article of the same name by Jesse Barron, 'The Girl from Plainville' will see the definitive account of the events that spurred Carter, a young teenage girl from a small town in Massachusetts, to stand trial for what was labeled her boyfriend Conrad Roy’s homicide. After authorities discovered Roy's body in his pickup truck on July 13, 2014, they arrested Carter, 17, who was then his long-distance girlfriend. Prosecutors had argued that Carter's calls and texts encouraged Roy to kill himself. "You keep pushing it off and say you'll do it but u never do. It's always gonna be that way if u don't take action," she reportedly texted him on the day he died. Convicted of involuntary manslaughter three years ago, Carter was released from prison after serving 11 months of her 15-month sentence. 

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Cast

Elle Fanning, who recently stunned everyone in yet another Hulu title, 'The Great', will star as the titular girl from Plainville in the upcoming Hulu series. As of now, further information about the cast is yet to be revealed. 

Creators

'The Post' writer Liz Hannah and 'Dr. Death' executive producer Patrick Macmanus serve as co-creators of the series. Hannah and Macnamus are also executive producers alongside Fanning and Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward. UCP, who won the rights in a competitive situation to Barron’s 2017 Esquire article, will produce. Erin Lee Car, who helmed the recent HBO documentary 'I Love You, Now Die' on the same crime, is also a consulting producer alongside Barron.

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Trailer

Unfortunately, a trailer is yet to arrive. Watch this space for more updates!

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