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Elle Fanning Is Conniving But Also Grieving in New 'The Girl From Plainville' Trailer

'The Girl From Plainville,' based on the real-life Michelle Carter, premieres March 29 on Hulu.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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Elle Fanning in 'The Girl From Plainville'

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Elle Fanning is a grieving girlfriend in Hulu's The Girl From Plainville, but as you can see from a newly-released trailer, her story is much more complicated than it may appear at first glance.

The Girl From Plainville, which premieres with its first three episodes on March 29, is inspired by the true story of Michelle Carter, a New England teenager who ended up convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death by suicide of Conrad "Coco" Roy III (played here by Colton Ryan). The show pulls most research and story from the Esquire article of the same title, written by Jesse Barron, which is why it is more focused on Michelle than Coco, although moments within the show are spent alone with him and his family, especially his mother Lynn (Chloë Sevigny), too.

The eight-episode limited series follows Michelle and Coco's relationship, including when they first meet on vacation and through their constant text messaging, as they lived in different towns. It also leans heavily into Michelle's life post-Coco's death, including her trial. The cast also includes Cara Buono, Kai Lennox, and Norbert Leo Butz. After its premiere, it will drop one new episode weekly up to and including its finale on May 3.

Liz Hannah and Patrick Macmanus serve as co-showrunners. Fanning and Echo Lake's Brittany Kahan Ward also executive produce. Consulting producers include Barron and Erin Lee Carr. Kelly Funke oversees for Macmanus' Littleton Road Productions. The show comes from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Watch The Girl From Plainville trailer below.