'Mommy Dead and Dearest' Is Your Next Must-See Documentary

The story is almost too crazy to be true: HBO released the trailer for an upcoming documentary, Mommy Dead and Dearest - and it's definitely your next must-see documentary. The film tells the true story of a mother and daughter duo who caught national attention after their seemingly perfect relationship turned into a living nightmare. 

The murder mystery traces the lives of Dee Dee Blanchard and her disabled daughter, Gypsy Rose. Gypsy was forced to live in a wheelchair since the age of 5, as she suffered from lukeima, seizures and required constant care. The pair lived together in the small town of Springfield, Missouri, where Dee Dee was found brutally murdered in her home on Sunday, June 14, 2015. A graphic Facebook post from Dee Dee's account alerted authorities to question a missing Gypsy, and uncovered a troubled past that no one expected. 

Co-producer Alison Byrne found the article on Thought Catalog that details the crime story, which immediately caught the attention of the film's director, Erin Lee Carr.

Murder, child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love intertwine to create this disturbing tale of real events and twisted realities.

The thrilling documentary will premiere on HBO on May 15, 10 p.m. ET.