‘The Bridge’ Season 2: FX Renews Hit Border Drama for 2014
FX border drama remake 'The Bridge' hasn't quite captured the hearts and minds of some of the cable network's other audiences, but will officially gain a second chance in 2014. FX has announced their renewal of the Diane Kruger-Demian Bichir thriller for another season next summer, but what new stories might the show tell after burning through the plot of the original Swedish hit?
Consisting of another 13 episodes in summer 2014, FX president of original programing Eric Schrier broke the news of 'The Bridge' season 2 earlier today, praising the work of its cast especially. “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 Schrier. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”
For those who haven't kept up with the inagural season, which airs its penultimate installment "All About Eva" tomorrow night, FX describes 'The Bridge' thusly:
‘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.
'The Bridge' also stars 'Silence of the Lambs' icon Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish and Thomas M. Wright, with Matthew Lillard guest starring, though his role in season 2 remains unclear as of the most recent episode. 'The Bridge' season 2 will likely pick up the ongoing thread of border relations, where much of the first season moved away from the politics to a more general murder mystery.
Well, what say you? Are you excited that well be able to cross 'The Bridge' a second time in 2014? Watch the latest preview below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!