Based on the true story of Michelle Carter's unprecedented "texting-suicide" case, Elle Fanning stars as Michelle Carter in the brand new series The Girl from Plainville
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.
The series examines the impact that technology, social media and pop-culture has on young people's mental health and how it can be truly damaging. 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).
The 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, under his overall deal with UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Emmy-winning screenwriter and director Lisa Cholodenko (Ep. 1, 3), Zetna Fuentes (Ep. 2), Pippa Bianco (Ep. 4, 5), Liz Hannah (Ep. 6, 7) and Daniel Minahan (Ep. 8) direct the series.
ELLE FANNING LEADS GRIPPING DRAMA SERIES THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE – PREMIERING 30 MARCH, ONLY ON STAN.