After The Americans' success with both critics and ratings earlier this year, FX is prepping to bring us another thriller series this summer. The cable network's new series The Bridge has been given a premiere date: Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m.
The Bridge is a thriller that will focus on border disputes between the U.S. and Mexico. Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) will play Sonya Cross, an El Paso detective who must work with Mexican detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir, 'Weeds') to catch a serial killer who is somehow claiming victims on both sides of the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez.
You can bet that the results are going to be gritty -- and since it's FX, probably high-quality. (In fact, my only qualms from the series come from the fact that it's joining The Following, Hannibal, and The Killing's ranks in our suddenly serial-killer-saturated television landscape).
The series, like The Killing, is adapted from a Scandanavian show: this time, the source material is Bron, a series co-produced by Denmark and Sweden and set on the border between the two countries.
The Bridge's first season will run for thirteen episodes. Will you be tuning in?
The Bridge premieres Wednesday, July 10 at 10/9c on FX.