'The Act' co-creator Nick Antosca reveals his fascination with the story of Gypsy Blanchard: 'I couldn't stop thinking about it'

meaww.com - 03-14

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Nick Antosca, the co-showrunner of 'The Act' was fascinated with the story of Gypsy Blanchard and her mother DeeDee Blanchard after he read Michelle Dean's Buzzfeed article titled 'Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered'. The article was based on true events that occurred in 2015 when a mother was murdered by her daughter's boyfriend. His fascination lay not in the murder itself, or how it took place, but in the why of it. Nick tells MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), "Every project for me begins with curiosity. When I read the article, I couldn't stop thinking about it. And when a story hooks you in like, that's when you know you have to pursue it."