Renewed: The Bridge

FX has renewed its US adaptation of The Bridge, based on the Danish series of the same name.

FX The BridgeFX has renewed its US adaptation of The Bridge, based on the Danish series of the same (translated) name.

The US series revolves around two detectives, one from the U.S. (Diane Kruger) and one from Mexico (Demian Bichir), who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.

The show has been performing well in the US, launching with 5.07 million viewers, just behind The Americans as FX’s biggest launch to date. It finished averaging 3.65 million total viewers and 1.68 million among adults 18-49.

“We’ve been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith Stiehm, Elwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season,” said FX president of original programming Eric Schrier. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”

“We are thrilled to have another season of The Bridge.” said Sharon Tal Yguado, FIC’s EVP of Scripted Programming and Original Development. “The creators of the show have an exciting plan for season two which we can’t wait to share with the world.”

The series is currently screening in Australia on FX on Thursday nights.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

4 Responses

  1. The second series of Bron/Broen started in Sweden and Denmark last weekend. Our two detectives are reunited after a runaway barge collides with the pilings of the Oresund Bridge. It will be interesting to see how much (if any) of this new series the US series follows.

  2. @Dalamanic.. Far from it. The fact was the story of the Bridge Butcher was bascially retelling the story from “Bron” and now they can move on with its own creative. I have read that the next 2 eps are great (Alan Sepinwell) and set up the series going forward in its own right where the disparity between Mexico ad El Paso really becomes the stroy. Much like Baltimore was a main character in the Wire.

    The fact the scenes in Mexico are actually in Spanish I think shows that they arent pandering to a dumbed down audience who dislike reading subtitles and are keen to tell a great story

  3. We watched the latest episode last night.
    It was #11 of 13.
    The story wrapped up nicely, so 2 more episodes is crazy.
    Can only wrap up minor inconsequential storylines I think. Typical American overkill?

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