Meet Your Next True Crime Addiction, HBO's 'Mommy Dead and Dearest'

The only appropriate response is 😮 😮 😮.

True crime addicts take note, because HBO just released the trailer for your next obsession.

Directed by Erin Lee Carr, Mommy Dead and Dearest documents the relationship between Dee Dee Blanchard and her wheelchair-confined daughter Gypsy Rose. As Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) reports, the mother/daughter pair were beloved in their community, so when Dee Dee was found murdered in her home and Gypsy went missing, panic ensued.

But the real story? Gypsy was eventually charged with her mother's murder, and it came to light that she'd suffered years of abuse at her mother's hands as a victim of Munchausen by proxy syndrome.

Watch the chilling trailer for yourself below, (then go ahead and read the tale here (opens in new tab)):

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.