Geeta Vasant Patel, Liz Tigelaar, & Extra Staff Up For “Underneath the Bridge” Hulu Restricted Sequence

An upcoming Hulu restricted sequence will revisit the tragic homicide of Reena Virk, a teenager who was overwhelmed and drowned by bullies in a small Canadian city. In response to Deadline, the streamer has greenlit a TV adaptation of Rebecca Godfrey’s novelistic account of the 1997 homicide case, “Underneath the Bridge.” Geeta Vasant Patel (“Home of the Dragon”) will direct the eight-episode sequence of the identical identify.

The ABC Signature mission can be primarily based on true occasions that unfolded in November 1997, when the physique of 14-year-old Virk was found floating within the waters close to Craigflower Bridge in Saanich, British Columbia. Seven teenage ladies and a boy have been accused of her homicide. 

“Underneath the Bridge” can be tailored for TV by Quinn Shephard (“Blame”). Liz Tigelaar (“Little Fires All over the place”) and Samir Mehta (“Inform Me Lies”) are serving as showrunners of the restricted sequence and are amongst its exec producers, as is Godfrey. 

Winner of the Arthur Ellis Awards for Finest Nonfiction and the British Columbia Award for Canadian Nonfiction, Godfrey’s 2005 novel is the fruits of six years of analysis, together with interviews with the accused, and recounts the nationwide tragedy that ignited an ethical panic over violence in opposition to ladies. 

Godfrey takes us into the bedrooms and lecture rooms of a strong hip-hop-obsessed clique and the loner-victim who simply wished to belong, then into the police stations and courtrooms the place adults – grieving, devastated – should reckon with the stunning crime,” the guide’s official synopsis teases.

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Patel’s directorial credit embrace “Meet the Patels,” for which she and her brother and co-director Ravi Vasant Patel have been nominated for an Emmy. 



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