“The Girl From Plainville” has been rounding out its cast with Elle Fanning, Colton Ryan, Chloë Sevigny, Norbert Leo Butz, Cara Buono and Kai Lennox. Today Deadline has announced the Hulu limited series has expanded its cast with the addition of Peter Gerety (City On A Hill), Michael Mosley (Titans), Ella Kennedy Davis (Perry Mason), Pearl Amanda Dickson (Legion), Kylie Liya Page (Girl in the Woods) and Jeff Wahlberg (Dora and the Lost City of Gold).
“The Girl From Plainville” is inspired by the true story of the controversial case of Michelle Carter (Fanning), who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging the suicide of her then-boyfriend via texts and phone calls.
Below are the roles the actors will play according to Deadline:
Gerety joins as Conrad Roy, Sr., is the patriarch of the Roy family. An old school type of father, his discipline and expectations have been passed down through the generations. As the series goes on, we watch as he struggles to rectify his hard standards and the way in which it may have impacted his family.
Mosley joins the cast as Joseph Cataldo. He is the attorney representing Michelle Carter. He has built a “name for himself” representing everybody from high school DUI’s to players on the New England Patriots, and he reminds everyone of that every chance he gets.
Davis will appear as Sydney Roy, Coco’s younger sister. Sydney and Coco are as close as siblings can be and Coco’s suicide seriously affects Sydney.
Dickson will play Susie Pierce, who meets Michelle at a softball tournament. Susie struggles with being an outsider in her school like Michelle and the pair bond on a deep level.
Page joins as Cassie Wilkins, she is a “friend” from Michelle’s school, though she doesn’t particularly want to be. Cassie thinks she’s a bit of a “try-hard.” Ultimately, Cassie testifies against Michelle in court.
Lastly, Wahlberg will play Rob Mahoney, Coco’s closest friend. A year ahead of Coco in school, he tries to shrug off the pain he is feeling after the death of his friend and is the first in Coco’s circle to deal with some of Michelle’s manipulative ways.
Emmy-winning screenwriter and director Lisa Cholodenko, Zetna Fuentes, Pippa Bianco and Liz Hannah will direct.
The series is written by Liz Hannah and (The Post) and Patrick Macmanus (Dr. Death) and produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group.