FX’s ‘The Bridge’ Premiere Set for July 10
We’ve been keeping a close watch on FX’s upcoming drama ‘The Bridge,’ which adapts the Danish-Swedish border patrol drama “Bron” to fit the US-Mexico border. The brief and eerie teasers have done a good job in selling the unique tone of the series, but will ‘The Bridge’ deliver now that FX has set an official premiere date?
FX launched a major new drama already this year with the release of ‘The Americans,’ but will contemporary border drama ‘The Bridge’ share the same good fortune? Via FX, we’ve learned that the cable network has officially set a July 10 premiere for the series, which comes from Executive Producer Meredith Stiehm, and novelist and television writer/producer Elwood Reid.
From FX’s official description of ‘The Bridge’:
The Bridge is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions on the US-Mexico border. When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.
Marco understands the slippery politics of Mexican law enforcement, and while his police force slowly succumbs to the pressures and demands of the cartel, he’s one of the last good men in the department. He’s charming, but also cunning as he will do whatever it takes to get what he needs. This does not sit well with Sonya, who has Asperger’s and strictly follows rules as well as protocol. Her candid and off-putting personality fuels an unforgiving drive for truth.
The case quickly pulls them into a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.
We’ve seen the pilot for the series and will be interested to gauge viewer reactions, but in the meantime what say you? Check out the trailer for FX’s ‘The Bridge’ below, and tell us if you’ll tune in for the premiere on July 10!