'Hardy Boys' Preview: What is the Hardy family mystery hiding in the sleepy town of Bridgeport?
Frank and Joe Hardy are going to be investigating a mystery that hits a little too close to home — their own family
'The Hardy Boys' series of detective/adventure novels covered a wide variety of cases, many of which took Frank (Rohan Campbell) and Joe Hardy (Alexander Elliot) around the world. With the new Hulu series, however, the Hardy brothers begin their amateur detective career with a case that hits very close to home. Frank and Joe Hardy will be investigating their own family — and the secrets behind their legacy lie somewhere in the sleepy town of Bridgeport.
No kid wants to spend their summer going over old files, charting out a list of suspects and putting themselves in harm's way in search for answers, but the Hardy boys don't really have a lot of options. A family tragedy makes this case personal, and they've both inherited just enough of their father's detective skills to be able to find their answers.
However, the two boys are on unfamiliar territory in the town of Bridgeport, where everyone's a stranger and everyone's a suspect. The boys are facing danger wherever they turn, but when things are this personal, turning back is not an option.
Though they're in a new town, however, the trailer reveals that they're far from alone. They soon form new friends, a roster of characters spring to life straight from the books, including Callie Shaw (Keana Lyn Bastidas), Phil Cohen (Cristian Perri) and Biff Hooper (Riley O'Donnell). There's a lot of ground to cover, with a town that has as much history as Bridgeport has, and this Hardy boys mystery is going to need the boys and their team to turn over rock to get to the bottom of things.
The official synopsis for the series reads, "After a family tragedy strikes, Frank Hardy (Rohan Campbell), 16, and his brother Joe (Alexander Elliot), 12, are forced to move from the big city to their parent's hometown of Bridgeport for the summer. Staying with their Aunt Trudy (Bea Santos), Frank and Joe's quiet summer quickly comes to a halt when they discover their dad, detective Fenton Hardy (James Tupper) has taken on a secret investigation. Realizing that their Dad may be onto something the boys take it upon themselves to start an investigation of their own, and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect."
You can watch a trailer for the series below.
All episodes of 'The Hardy Boys' will air on December 4, on Hulu.