FX Orders THE BRIDGE

February 12, 2013 by  

FX is adding to its lineup: the network has just ordered 13 episodes of the new drama series, THE BRIDGE, it was announced in a press release.

“For years networks have been trying to develop a drama series set on the U.S.-Mexican border without any success,” said Landgraf. ”I’m thrilled to say that Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid have become the first to crack that creative code and they have done so magnificently,” said John Landgraf, President and General Manager, FX Networks, in a statement. “There have been great films set in that world – No Country for Old Men and Lone Star come to mind – but never a great TV series. This one is special. The setting, the writing, the direction, and the way it is brought to life by Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger and the rest of the cast makes for truly riveting drama.”

So what’s THE BRIDGE about?

According to FX, “set on the border between El Paso and Juarez, The Bridge centers on two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. Executive Producers Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and novelist and television writer/producer Elwood Reid adapted The Bridge for American television from the international hit series Bron, which was set on the border of Denmark and Sweden.”

In addition to Bichir and Kruger, the series will star Ted Levine and Annabeth Gish. (Thomas M. Wright, and Matthew Lillard guest star in the show.)

THE BRIDGE is set to debut on FX in July. Will you be tuning in?

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