'AHS' Alum Franka Potente Cast in Season 2 of 'The Bridge'


'AHS' Alum Franka Potente Cast in Season 2 of 'The Bridge'


It turns out Franka Potente's FX days are far from over. E! Online exclusively reports that the 'American Horror Story: Asylum' vet has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the network's sophomore series 'The Bridge.'

The actress will play the character of Eleanor Schrock, who is described as a "shunned Mennonite" with a no-nonsense attitude. She still dresses sensibly, but there's a whole lot of sinister underneath her façade. She's ruthless and will stop at nothing. (In other words, watch your backs.)

Based on the Swedish/Danish co-production of the same name, the drama centers around Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as two detectives investigating a serial killer who strikes on both sides of the Mexico/America border.

In addition to her two-episode run on 'AHS: Asylum' (where she played the legendary Anne Frank), Potente's best known for the title role in the film 'Run Lola Run.' Meanwhile, her other TV credits include stints on 'Copper,' 'The Shield,' 'House,' and 'Psych.' In 2008, she also starred in a TV movie titled 'The Bridge,' though, oddly enough, it's unrelated to the FX drama.

Other cast members in the series include Season 1's Annabeth Gish, Ted Levine and Thomas W. Wright. Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios both had recurring roles during the show's first season, but have been promoted to series regulars for Season 2.

'The Bridge' is scheduled to kick off its second season in summer 2014.

- The Bridge (US)
- Franka Potente
- FX

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Mar 18th, 2014, 8:13 am

Images courtesy of Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Message Posted On Mar 18th, 2014, 8:46 am
She was great on AHS. Looking forward to seeing her join the series.

Message Posted On Mar 18th, 2014, 8:26 am
Original is so good I can't bring myself to watch this. Even on FX, I doubt it retained the charm and insight of the Danish version. Kelly, are all your photos selfies drunk at a bar?
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