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Chloe Guidry, Izzy G, & Ezra Faroque Khan Join Hulu’s ‘Under the Bridge’ Adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s Book

Chloe Guidry, Izzy G, and Ezra Faroque Khan will star alongside Riley Keough (The Terminal List) in Hulu’s series adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s novel “Under the Bridge.”

The eight-episode limited series description is as follows: The 1997 true story of fourteen-year-old Reena Virk who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. Godfrey takes us into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls and a boy accused of the savage murder, revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer.

According to Variety:

Guidry will star as Josephine Bell, described as “a striking ice-queen with a razor-sharp tongue. As a ward of the state, she’s the girl in charge at Seven Oaks Youth Home. She is leader of the CMC (Crip Mafia Cartel, a “gang” she and her friends started) and dreams of growing up to be a hitman for New York mobster John Gotti.”

Izzy will play Kelly Ellard. The character is said to be “Josephine’s best friend — if Josephine is John Gotti, Kelly is Sammy the Bull. Despite her middle-class upbringing and ‘good-girl’ appearance, Kelly is a founding member of the CMC and will do anything to prove her loyalty to her crew.”

Khan will star as Manjit Virk, Reena’s father. The character is described as “a gentle soul trying his best to understand his daughter during her adolescent transformation, although the emotional scars she has inflicted are raw.”

Quinn Shephard is adapting the book for the series and will serve as an executive producer. Shephard is known for writing, directing and starring in the films Blame and Not Okay.

Geeta Patel serves as director and executive producer.  Patel recently directed an episode of the first season of HBO’s  Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.  Other directing credits include Hulu’s The GreatP-Valley at Starz, and Santa Clarita Diet at Netflix.

Samir Mehta and Liz Tigelaar will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers, with Tigelaar executive producing under her Best Day Ever banner. Stacey Silverman of Best Day Ever will also executive produce along with Godfrey.  Keough will executive produce through her production company, Felix Cupla, alongside development exec Gina Gammell, who will also serve as executive producer.

ABC Signature will produce, with Best Day Ever currently under an overall deal at the studio.

Guidry’s credits include “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser,” “Don’t Kill It,” “The Last Tycoon” at Amazon and “Secrets of Sulphur Springs.”

Izzy’s credits include “B Positive” at CBS, the Netflix series “AJ and the Queen” and the Netflix film “The Highwaymen.”

Khan’s credits include shows like “The Great” at Hulu as well as “Berlin Station” at Epix, “DI Ray” at ITV, and “Eastenders.”

Source: Variety

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