Veena Sud's 2010s TV series The Killing (based on Forbrydelsen by Søren Sveistrup) is still one of the most enthralling viewing experiences I've ever had, so I'm especially thrilled that Veena's 2020 Quibi series The Stranger (starring Maika Monroe as a rideshare driver who encounters a killer client played by Dane DeHaan) has been re-cut as a feature film that will arrive on Hulu on April 15th:

Press Release: (Los Angeles, CA) - TV creator and filmmaker Veena Sud and Hulu announced today that they are teaming on the release of Sud’s latest project, THE STRANGER. The horror film, which stars Maika Monroe (star of IT FOLLOWS and Neon’s upcoming LONGLEGS), Dane DeHaan (recently seen in OPPENHEIMER and star of HBO’s The Staircase) and Avan Jogia (Victorious, Now Apocalypse), was written and directed by Sud, whose previous work includes the Emmy-nominated AMC/Netflix mystery series The Killing and police violence drama Seven Seconds, which earned an Emmy win for Best Actress in a Limited Series. THE STRANGER was produced by Sud, Fox Studios and Quibi.

THE STRANGER is finding a second life at Hulu, after having previously been released in April of 2020 as a series on former short-form mobile streaming platform Quibi. Sud retained the copyright to the project and has since re-edited it as a feature length movie.

THE STRANGER will premiere in its newest iteration on Hulu on April 15th.

“When artists own their own work we can give new life to shows and films we've poured our blood, sweat, and tears into,” said Sud. “I am thrilled to be partnering with the incredible team at Hulu in bringing THE STRANGER - a story about justified female rage and vengeance that speaks so poignantly to our current moment - to a fresh audience as a newly re-cut feature film.”

THE STRANGER is an edge-of-your-seat ride through one life-changing night. New to Los Angeles, rideshare driver Clare (Monroe) picks up Carl (DeHaan) from a home deep in the Hollywood Hills. What begins as a routine ride turns into Clare’s worst nightmare: a twelve-hour fight for survival through the city’s seedy underbelly. Carl is not the passenger Clare thought he was, and Clare is not easy prey...Jogia also stars in this thriller.


Writer, Director, Producer Veena Sud is no stranger to dark crime and mystery dramas and continues to break barriers as a cutting-edge filmmaker with a knack for “dark, flawed and complicated” women.

Currently, Sud is adapting Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as a TV series for Amazon Prime Video with Left Bank Pictures executive producing. Sud is most known for creating, writing, and producing the ground-breaking AMC/Netflix original series The Killing, which was the first US television series of its kind to portray a murder mystery over the course of multiple seasons. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe and six Emmys, including Outstanding Cast for a Drama series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama series.

Sud’s second original series from Netflix on police violence in America, Seven Seconds garnered an Emmy win for Best Leading Actress in a Limited Series, a Golden Globe nomination, and several NAACP Image Awards.

Sud’s feature film THE LIE (Blumhouse), which she wrote and directed, premiered as a Gala Screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, and debuted on Amazon in 2020.

Her dark thriller TV series hybrid, The Stranger starring Maika Monroe and Dane DeHaan was a standout series on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi mobile platform. It’s since been re-edited as a feature-length film and will debut on Hulu on April 15.

Sud was previously a writer, executive producer, and showrunner on the CBS police procedural Cold Case. She worked as a print and broadcast journalist in New York City and in film distribution at Third World Newsreel before moving into television writing. Sud is an alumnus of New York University’s Graduate Film and Television program and earned her B.A. at Columbia University. Her short films have also been screened internationally, including at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Sud has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s Power Showrunners List as well as Variety’s Women’s Impact Report. She is represented by William Morris Endeavor and Anonymous Content and her attorney is Bruce Gellman at Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman and Newman. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.


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