Disney’s ABC Signature Studios is developing a new limited series called “Under The Bridge”, which is based on Rebecca Godfrey’s book.
According to Deadline, Riley Keough (The Terminal List) is going to be starring in the series and will also be an executive producer.
Riley Keough will play the late author Godfrey in the adaptation of the 1997 true story of 14-year-old Reena Virk, who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. In the book, Godfrey takes readers into the hidden world of the seven teenage girls and a boy accused of the savage murder, revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer.
Godfrey (Keough) was a rebellious novelist who returned to her hometown of Victoria, BC, in 1997 and immersed herself in the too-strange-to-believe case of Virk’s murder. As a young woman herself, Godfrey was entrusted by the teenagers accused of the crime and gained unique access to the story. Her increasing fascination with the case — and the killers — drew her down the same path as Truman Capote while writing In Cold Blood.
Rebecca Godfrey sadly passed away last month, and will be credited as an executive producer on the series.
Samir Mehta and Liz Tigelaar, who will also serve as showrunners and executive producers on the show. Quinn Shephard is adapting the book. Other executive producers are Gina Gammell, Stacey Silverman and Geeta Vasant Patel, who will also direct.
“Under The Bridge” will be released on Hulu in the United States, and it’s likely to be released as a Star Original around the world.