We've given FX's upcoming remake of border drama 'The Bridge' a bit of flack for its increasingly unrevealing teaser trailers. Approaching the July 10 release date, however, the latest look into the dark new drama, starring 'Inglorious Basterds'' Diane Kruger, still doesn't offer very much in the way of story or character, but who couldn't use a lesson in US/Mexico border statistics?
If nothing else, the academic lesson does offer up a bit of context for the drama, which follows a series of murders that bring together US and Mexican authorities despite the disparate investigation styles. The show is executive produced by Meredith Stiehm and novelist/television writer/producer Elwood Reid, while FX’s official description of ‘The Bridge’ reads:
'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're still intrigued to check out the series itself, but an actual new trailer would do wonders for promotion of 'The Bridge." Take a look at the latest teaser above, and tell us if you'll cross 'The Bridge' on July 10!