US broadcaster Fox's channel FX has placed a 13-episode order
for 'The Bridge', a new drama series from Writer/Producers
Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid starring Demián Bichir
and Diane Kruger.
announcement was made by FX Networks president, GM John Landgraf.
Production begins in April and the series premieres in July.
'The Bridge' is a co-production of Shine America and FX Productions.
on the border between El Paso and Juarez, 'The Bridge' centers
on two detectives, one from the US and another from Mexico,
who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating
on both sides of the US-Mexican border.
will be distributed by Shine International.
said, "For years networks have been trying to develop
a drama series set on the US-Mexican border without any success.
I'm thrilled to say that Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid have
become the first to crack that creative code and they have
done so magnificently. There have been great films set in
that world - 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Lone Star' come
to mind - but never a great TV series. This one is special.
The setting, the writing, the direction, and the way it is
brought to life by Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger and
the rest of the cast makes for truly riveting drama."
and Reid said, "Working with FX has been amazing. The
border has so many rich and compelling stories to tell and
John Landgraf, Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, along with the
Shine America team, are just as excited as we are to bring
those stories to life."
America CEO Rich Ross said, "We are thrilled to partner
with FX on 'The Bridge,' a series with tremendous auspices
and a very strong international pedigree. As our first scripted
series launch under the new Shine America banner, we could
not be more proud of the team that has been assembled by Meredith,
Elwood and Carolyn."