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Elle Fanning Gets Another Series To Lead At Hulu

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Elle Fanning attends the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Hulu)

Fresh off the first season of Hulu’s critically acclaimed (and Emmy nominated) The Great, Elle Fanning has been cast as the lead in another series the streaming platform plans to produce.

Fanning will reportedly star as Michelle Carter, the young woman indicted in real life for the death of her boyfriend after she encouraged him to commit suicide via text message. The highly publicized case was considered controversial because of the debate it sparked about mental health and technology. Earlier this year, the story captured the nation’s attention again when Carter was released early from jail for good behavior.

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The series, which will be called The Girl From Plainville, is expected to be limited and will explore the relationship between Carter and her boyfriend before his death.

Liz Hannah, most known for her work on Steven Spielberg’s The Post, will serve as a show-runner and co-produce the series alongside Patrick Macmanus. Fanning will also executively produce.

Considering the fact that Fanning’s The Great was just renewed for a second season, it is unknown when production on the series might start.

Source: THR

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