Hulu’s True Crime Drama “Under the Bridge” Premieres Wednesday April 17

Under The Bridge

Hulu’s upcoming limited series Under the Bridge is based on Rebecca Godfrey’s 2005 book of the same name. It recounts the tragic true story of Reena Virk, a 14-year-old girl who was brutally murdered by her peers in 1997. The series, set to premiere on April 17, 2024, promises to offer a compelling and disturbing insight into the case.

The series is based on the true story of Reena Virk, a 14-year-old girl who, one moonlit night in November 1997, went to join friends at a party and never returned home. Reena’s body was found in the waters of a saltwater inlet known as the Gorge. She had been savagely beaten and drowned, with eight of her peers—seven girls and one boy—accused of the savage murder.

Unraveling a Dark Mystery

Under The Bridge will take viewers into the hidden world of the accused killers, exploring the events leading up to the murder and the subsequent investigation. It will provide a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics and social tensions that provoked the crime. The narrative will be told through the eyes of novelist and journalist Rebecca Godfrey, played by Riley Keough, and local police officer Cam Bentland, portrayed by Lily Gladstone.

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In addition to Keough and Gladstone, the series boasts a talented cast, including Vritika Gupta as Reena Virk, Javon Walton as Warren Glowatski, and Izzy G. as Kelly Ellard, two of the teenagers convicted of Reena’s murder. Archie Panjabi, Chloe Guidry, Aiyana Goodfellow, and Ezra Faroque Khan round out the ensemble, portraying individuals entangled in the tragic events.

Under the Bridge is adapted for the screen by Quinn Shephard, who also serves as an executive producer. The series is directed by Geeta Vasant Patel and executive produced by a team that includes Samir Mehta, Liz Tigelaar, Stacey Silverman, and the late Rebecca Godfrey, to whom the series is dedicated. It is produced by ABC Signature and consists of eight episodes, with the first two debuting on April 17 and subsequent episodes released weekly.

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