FX Gives The Bridge a Series Order

the bridge fxFX has given the go-ahead to its next scripted drama mere weeks after the debut of its latest drama. The cable network announced an official picked up of The Bridge for a 13-episode first season, set to begin production in April for a July premiere. The show will be the first FX drama to air in the summer since Rescue Me wrapped up a seven season run in 2011.

Starring Oscar nominee Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger, The Bridge is based on Bron, a critically acclaimed Danish/Swedish series only a season old itself. Whereas Bron was set on the border between Sweden and Denmark, The Bridge will take place on the Texas/Mexico border, with a United States detective and a Mexican detective having to work together to solve a murder. A body was left exactly on the border between the two nations, one half in the United States and one half in Mexico, and the detectives must pool their resources to catch the killer and keep their respective nations safe. Can the two, who are diametrically opposed in personality and disposition, put aside their differences for the safety of the populations to which they serve?

In addition to Bichir and Kruger, The Bridge stars Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, Catalina Sandino Moreno, and Thomas M. Wright.

FX’s most recent drama, The Americans, premiered in late January to strong L+SD numbers (and even stronger reviews) before suffering a fairly steep second week drop. However, the show performed well in the L+7 ratings and is still very much in renewal territory, its second week performance nearly equaling that of network stalwart Justified.

Will you be watching The Bridge this summer? If you’ve seen Bron, how do you think The Bridge will do in adapting what made it special? What type of drama series would you like to see FX tackle next?



Leave a Reply

A History of Zack Morris Being a Total Piece of Garbage Human Being
The Strange “This Is Us” Switch-Up: Is Miguel More Likeable Than Kevin Now?
The Jim Jefferies Show Renewed for Second Season
Five Things You Didn’t Know about “Corporate”
“The Lodgers” Looks Like it Has Decent Horror Potential
Johnny Cash Documentary Film to Chronicle Folsom Prison Concert
Kevin Smith’s Interesting Death Theory For Star Wars Episode IX
Guy In Harlem Sending An Entire Boys And Girls Club To See Black Panther
The Top Uses of Enya Songs in Movies or TV
The Game Of Thrones Theme Performed On Musical Calculators
The Top Uses of R.E.M’s “Everybody Hurts” in Movies or TV
The Top Five Uses of Cole Porter’s Song ‘Anything Goes’ in Movies or TV
The Best True Professional Hockey Story of All-Time: Eddie Shore
DePaul Hoops Walk On is Becoming a Celebrity for his Bench Antics
Check out Shaq’s Tree of all The Rims He Tore Down in his Career
LaVar Ball’s New 16,000 Square Foot House Tour Will Annoy You Even More
Guy Builds 15-Minute Long ‘Aliens’ Themed Roller Coaster In Sim Game
Mom Confronts Son about Porn While He’s Live Streaming Video Games
Looks like the Game Boy Classic Edition is Making a Return
The Three Best VR Games of 2017 for Oculus Rift
Is Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Become the New Batman?
Rotten Tomatoes Reports that ‘Halloween’ Director John Carpenter Died (He Didn’t)
Tom Holland Spotted on the Set of ‘Venom.’  Despite Marvel’s Assurances, Is the Tom Hardy Movie in the MCU?
The Real Reason Bruce Lee Came Back to the United States at Age 18