The Bridge Gets A Series Order At FX
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Diane Kruger-led pilot, The Bridge. Apparently, sometimes no news is good news, because FX announced today that the network will be moving forward with the detective-based project and will be bringing it to series at the network.
The Bridge is adapted from the Scandinavian series i Bron. In the American version, a Mexican detective and an American detective must learn to work with one another after a serial killer begins taking lives in the U.S. as well as within its border country. Assumedly, the thought is that if the two detective leads share the evidence, they will share the success—that is, if they can catch a killer. National Treasure’s Diane Kruger stars as one detective in the series and Weeds’ Demián Bichir is signed on as the other lead. Additionally, Annabeth Gish, Ted Levine, and Thomas M. Wright co-star in The Bridge.
According to TV Line, FX has signed on for 13 episodes of The Bridge, and quite frankly, the new series should situate itself quite nicely in the network’s dramatic lineup. FX already has a Marshal drama, Justified, and a spy drama, The Americans, in its lineup, and The Bridge’s catch-a-serial-killer premise should fit in quite nicely with the elements of crime and action the network already has going for it in its late-night slots. Audiences will just have to wait and see whether The Bridge will be joining The Americans next season or will be taking over for the recent freshman drama, which suffered from a ratings lapse in its second week.
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