Everything We Know About ‘Under the Bridge’ Season 2

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The finale of Under the Bridge is out on Hulu, and honestly? I’m relieved. After eight tense, emotional episodes, Reena Virk’s killers faced their day in court. For those of you who stumbled into this corner of Esquire’s entertainment coverage and are just catching up, Under the Bridge is a true-crime series. The show is inspired by a true story chronicling Virk’s life and tragic death, and the finale brings some long-overdue justice to the Virk family.

Set in 1997, the series is based on Rebecca Godfrey’s best-selling book of the same name, which investigates a group of teenagers involved in Virk’s murder. Creator Quinn Shephard told IndieWire that she was drawn to Godfrey’s writing. “I was so struck by how gentle [the book] was,” she said. “And there was a real sensitivity to the way that it approached the holistic story, as well as all of the characters. It was a very beautiful book; it was very poetic. I was really shocked that a story that was so dark and so brutal could have so much tenderness. [It’s] really a story of childhood and coming of age.”

Hulu’s adaptation stars Riley Keough as Godfrey, alongside Lily Gladstone, who plays Cam, a local detective working on the case. Godfrey is credited as a producer and writer for the show, but (per The New York Times) she died in 2022 from lung cancer complications. Under the Bridge expertly weaves her book into a gripping true-crime series. After it premiered on April 17, it consumed my every thought. For well over a month, I wondered who killed Virk, why they did it, and, of course, if there will be another season.

If you’ve also been holding out hope for more episodes, I have some unfortunate news. Under the Bridge is a miniseries—so the story is contained within a stand-alone season. There are currently no plans for a renewal or an anthology, but we’ll keep you posted if anything changes. On the bright side, every episode is available to stream on Hulu, so you can revisit the series whenever you’d like. If you're ready to move on, we have a few suggestions for what to watch next.

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