Actor Evan Rein Joins Stellar Cast in Hulu’s True Crime Drama Miniseries “Under the Bridge”

Actor Evan Rein Joins the Stellar Cast in Hulu’s True Crime Drama Miniseries Under the Bridge, which premieres April 17 in the US and May 8 in Canada.

Canadian rising star Evan Rein is set to hit the small screen in a big way as Officer Don Gardner in Hulu’s highly anticipated new series Under the Bridge. Rein joins the ensemble alongside Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), Riley Keough (Daisy Jones & The Six), and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife). The eight-episode series, based on the gripping book by Rebecca Godfrey, is set to premiere on Hulu and Hulu on Disney+ on April 17 and will be released in Canada on May 8 on Disney+. 

Set against the haunting backdrop of a tragic murder, Under the Bridge chronicles the harrowing true story of Reena Virk, a 14-year-old who vanished after attending a party. Through the lens of Godfrey (played by Keough) and local police officer Cam Bentland (Gladstone), the series delves into the investigation, unravelling shocking secrets about the young girls accused of Reena’s disappearance. Appearing in five episodes, Rein portrays Officer Don Gardner, a rookie cop determined to earn his place on the Saanich police force as the sleepy Vancouver Island town is left reeling in the wake of Reena’s savage murder. Two episodes will premiere on April 17, and new episodes will be broadcast weekly on Wednesdays in the US. The TV series will premiere on May 8th in Canada.

Evan Rein’s other roles cover a broad range of characters, including the lead in the feature film Blue Hour as Lee, an anxious aspiring writer living in rural Alberta. Confounded by the news of an illness in the family and masculinity stereotypes, Lee must decide whether to stay or go. Evan’s performance in Blue Hour garnered nominations for a Leo Award and UBCP/ACTRA Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Motion Picture. Blue Hour won the Audience Favourite Award at the Ottawa Canadian Film Festival and picked up a nomination for Best Screenplay at the Leos. Evan’s career has included several spots on popular series, including Upload, Nancy Drew, Heartland, Valley of the Boom, Sacred Lies, Debris, and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.

As a classically trained actor, Evan’s theatre career has included work on some of North America’s most renowned stages, including Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Bard on the Beach, and Theatre Calgary, where he just closed a production of the hit Beatles adaptation of As You Like It.

For his leading turn as Micah in How the World Began at Pacific Theatre, Evan’s performance was praised by critics and audiences. The three-hander drama written by Catherine Trieschmann explores what it means to engage in good faith discussion in a community falling apart amidst disaster and intolerance. How the World Began is one of Evan’s favourite productions.

Evan was born in Red Deer, Alberta, and raised on a farm in the heart of Central Alberta. Evan’s first interest in acting was in Grade 5 during a drama workshop. In a moment of uninhibited expression, he had his whole class in stitches and, from that moment, knew acting was his path. He credits his elementary and high school teachers who encouraged him to dream big. The big dreams started with small beginnings, making home movies with his friends and siblings with the family video camera—pure, raw, creative energy that fuels his acting to this day.

Evan now lives in Vancouver. In his spare time, he practices his Spanish, meditates, and travels the world.

Evan is available for interviews and photos upon request.

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