Titled The Girl From Plainville, the 22-year-old actress will be playing Carter, the teenager convicted in the 2014 death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III. Fanning is also set to serve as an executive producer on the project.
According to Decider, the new series will explore "Carter’s relationship with Roy, the events that led to his death, and later, her highly-publicised trial".
Carter was arrested after authorities discovered Roy's body in his pickup truck on July 13, 2014. In the weeks before Roy took his own life, he exchanged several texts with Carter, his 17-year-old long-distance girlfriend, who reportedly encouraged him to commit suicide.
"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 reportedlytexted himon the day that he passed.
Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter three years ago, but was released early from prison after serving 11 months of her 15-month sentence.
The new Hulu series is based onEsquiremagazine's 2017storyof the same name. The author, Jesse Barron, will serve as a consulting producer on the project, according toThe Wrap.
Erin Lee Carr, the filmmaker behind HBO’s 2019 documentary about Carter,I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth V. Michelle Carter, will also reportedly consult on the project. The trailer of which, you can watch below.
For Fanning, The Girl From Plainville keeps her as a consistent member of the Hulu program. She recently starred in the historical dramedy The Great in the role of Catherine the Great. The show was nominated for two Emmy Awards and was renewed for a second season in July.
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