Hulu has announced the premiere dates for limited series Under the Bridge and the two docs The Contestant and the film Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told.
Under the Bridge is a limited series with eight episodes that’s based on Rebecca Godfrey’s book about the 1997 true story of fourteen-year old Reena Virk who went to join friends at a party and never returned home. The Hulu limited series that stars Lily Gladstone, Archie Panjabi and Riley Keough premieres April 17.
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The series was adapted for screen by Quinn Shephard and is executive produced by Samir Mehta, Liz Tigelaar and Stacey Silverman (Best Day Ever), Shephard, Godfrey and Tara Duncan. Keough will executive produce with Gina Gammell (Felix Culpa). Geeta Patel will direct the pilot and EP the episode. The series is produced by ABC Signature.
Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told bows March 21 on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in Select Territories. From Executive Producers Luke Campbell, Jermaine Dupri and 21 Savage, and crafted by Mass Appeal & Swirl Films, the documentary is about the iconic Atlanta street party that drew hundreds of thousands of people in the 80s and 90s. It features appearances by 21 Savage, Lil Jon, Killer Mike, Jalen Rose, Too $hort, Shanti Das, former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Erick Sermon, CeeLo Green, Rico Wade, Kenny Burns and more.
From Mass Appeal in association with Swirl Films, Freaknik is executive produced by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, Jermaine Dupri, 21 Savage, Terry “TR” Ross, Melissa Cooper, Alex Avant and Tresa Sanders. Geraldine L. Porras and P. Frank Williams serve as executive producers with Porras serving as showrunner and Williams as Director. Eric Tomosunas executive produces for Swirl Films and Peter Bittenbender executive produces for Mass Appeal. Swirl films’ Jay Allen and Nikki Byles serve as producers.
The Contestant, premiering May 2, is the true story of a Japanese reality TV star left naked in a room for more than a year, who was tasked with filling out magazine sweepstakes to earn food and clothing. The Contestant traces the experience of aspiring comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, nicknamed Nasubi, who unwittingly became an extreme case study.
It’s written and directed by Clair Titley and produced by Megumi Inman, Andee Ryder, and Ian BonhôteDenpa Shonen. Original Music is from Nainita Desai.
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