Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone Hunt for Answers to Solve Teen's Murder in Hulu's “Under the Bridge”

'Under the Bridge', which is based on Rebecca Godfrey’s book of the same name, premieres April 17

Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone will stop at nothing to solve a murder.

In Hulu’s upcoming limited series Under the Bridge — based on Rebecca Godfrey’s book of the same name — the 37-year-old Oscar nominee stars as Cam Bentland, a police officer investigating the murder of a young girl in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, while Keough, who plays the acclaimed author who died in 2022, also attempts to get answers in the case.

According to an official synopsis from the streamer, Under the Bridge chronicles “the 1997 true story of fourteen-year-old Reena Virk (Vritika Gupta) who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. Through the eyes of Godfrey (Riley Keough) and a local police officer (Lily Gladstone), the series takes us into the hidden world of the young girls accused of the murder — revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer."

<p>Hulu</p> Riley Keough (left) and Lily Gladstone in "Under the Bridge"


Riley Keough (left) and Lily Gladstone in "Under the Bridge"

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The trailer for the crime series begins with a voiceover saying, “There’s danger everywhere but danger had never looked quite like this before.”

“This girl Reena Virk, she’s been missing for three days,” Cam says.

When she learns that another teen “saw something” related to Virk’s death, she questions, “What happened under the bridge?”

Cam appears surprised by the arrival of Rebecca, saying, “You don’t step foot in Victoria in 10 years and just show up in the middle of my homicide investigation.”

“I’m writing a book,” she responds. “People will tell me things they’re not going to tell you.”

<p>Hulu</p> Under the Bridge's Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone


Under the Bridge's Riley Keough and Lily Gladstone

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A teen then explains, “Girls are always missing. Bic girls is what the cops call us, like the lighters.”

“Why do they call you that?” asks Rebecca and another teen responds, “Because we’re disposable.”

One concerned citizen claims “there’s a darkness in those girls” while another adds, “I think the devil is working inside them.”

“This is a tale of horror and wonder, of innocence and beauty, violence and sin,” Rebecca says in a voiceover. “This story would haunt the island for years to come. It forever changed a fact that young girls were the ones we were supposed to protect, not be protected from.”

The trailer concludes with Rebecca pushing for answers, saying, “I want you to take me under the bridge.”

<p>Hulu</p> Under the Bridge's Lily Gladstone


Under the Bridge's Lily Gladstone

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The series’ writer/creator Quinn Shephard and showrunner Samir Mehta recently opened up about the serendipitous casting of the series in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

"I moved into a house January 2022," Mehta told EW. "One day, I'm taking out the trash, met my new neighbor, became very close friends right away. I was telling him I just got this show and he is like, 'I'm really good friends with Riley Keough. I think she'd be great for it.'"

"And then Lily and Riley had been Instagram friends," Shephard adds. "They never met in real life. They'd been DMing each other a lot. So we were like, 'It obviously should be Lily Gladstone in this role.'"

In addition to Gladstone, Keough, and Gupta, the series also stars Chloe Guidry, Javon “Wanna” Walton, Izzy G., Aiyana Goodfellow, Ezra Faroque Khan and Archie Panjabi.

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The new Hulu project comes after a busy — and historic — awards season for Gladstone, whose role in Killers of the Flower Moon led her to become the first Native American to win the Golden Globe Award for best actress in a motion picture – drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role in a motion picture. She also became the first Native American to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category.

Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley, recently starred in Daisy Jones & the Six, which earned her nominations in the best actress in a limited series category at the Golden Globe Awards and the Emmys.

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Under the Bridge premieres its first two episodes April 17 on Hulu, with new episodes launching weekly.

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