FX has renewed its newest drama, “The Bridge,” for a second 13-episode season. The show, a remake of a Danish/Swedish TV series, stars Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir as a pair of cops from both sides of the El Paso-Juarez border who together investigate a serial killer working in the U.S. and Mexico.
The series has received attention for its fascinating setting and the way it surfaces issues surrounding U.S.-Mexico relations, though some — including yours truly — have found its mastermind murderer storyline to be a little rote in comparison to its backdrop.
“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’s Eric Schrier in the renewal announcement. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”
“The Bridge” was developed for television by Meredith Stiehm (“Homeland”), who also serves as executive producer and showrunner, alongside novelist and television writer/producer Elwood Reid. Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, Thomas M. Wright and Matthew Lillard are also in the cast. Two more episodes remain in the first season — “All About Eva,” airing tomorrow, and season finale “The Crazy Place.”