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Lily Gladstone Joins Hulu’s ‘Under the Bridge’ Adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s Book

Lily Gladstone (Certain Women) has joined the cast of Hulu’s series adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s novel “Under the Bridge.”

Gladstone joins previously announced series star Riley Keough as well as fellow series regulars Izzy G, Chloe Guidry, Ezra Faroque Khan, Archie Panjabi, Vritika Gupta, Javon “Wanna” Walton and Aiyana Goodfellow.

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 Deadline, Gladstone portrays Cam Bentland. As one of the only women of color on the police force in Victoria, BC, Cam is used to disguising herself as ‘one of the boys.’ She is deeply moralistic and a hard worker, and has a strong faith in the justice system she was raised in — even as she has witnessed firsthand how it never serves people like herself. Over the course of the series, Cam is forced to confront her own repression around her queer sexuality and identity, and begins to question the status quo in her line of work — leading her to rise above to do the job the way she believes it should be done. 

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.

Gladstone can be seen next in Apple/Paramount’s Killers Of The Flower Moon. Other credits include FX’s Reservation Dogs and Showtime’s Billions.

Source: Deadline

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