FX sets launch date for new thriller 'The Bridge'
The cable network has announced Thursday (May 23) that its newest original drama series will premiere on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET. "The Bridge" is a present-day crime thriller that explores the tensions on the US-Mexico border, starring Diane Kruger ("Inglorious Basterds") and Demian Bichir ("Weeds").
When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border. The case quickly pulls the charming and cunning Marco and strict, off-putting Sonya into a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.
Co-starring Ted Levine ("Monk"), Annabeth Gish ("Pretty Little Liars") and Thomas M. Wright ("Top of the Lake"), with Matthew Lillard ("Scream") guest-starring, "The Bridge" is an adaptation of international hit series "Bron," which was set on the border of Denmark and Sweden.