It has been reported that the television show The Bridge has been given a season order by FX following the success of the pilot episode of the show. Some people may see it as a bit of a gamble but FX have agreed to take the show on for a thirteen episode first season run.
The Bridge stars Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir and is based on the Scandinavian television series Bron. The Bridge centers around two detectives, the first is a female detective from New York (Kruger), while the other is a male detective from Mexico (Bichir). The two detectives must team up to stop a killer who is murdering on both sides of the American-Mexico border.
As well as boasting two impressive names in the lead roles, The Bridge has been created by Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0), who also wrote the pilot episode of the show with Demian in mind for the male lead. Meredith and Elwood are also set to be executive producers on the series.
The pilot episode of The Bridge was directed by Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala) and the rest of the first season is set to begin filming in April. The Bridge season one premiere will air on FX in July.