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FX’s new serial-killer drama The Bridge is an adaptation of the Danish and Swedish series Bron/Broen — and that show is goddamn fantastic. In the original, a body is found right in the center of a bridge that connects Sweden and Denmark; in the American version, the body is found on the Texas border between the U.S. and Mexico. Thus law-enforcement from both countries gets involved! Diane Kruger plays the American detective (detached, unemotional), Demián Bichir plays her Mexican co-worker (married, kids, warm), and we all play people who have room in our lives for one more serial-killer show.
FX’s ‘The Bridge’ Gets Four Mysterious Teaser Trailers
The new serial killer series Hannibal just premiered a few days ago (read our review); The Killing makes a surprising return this June on AMC for season 3; Dexter returns early in the same month – and as of writing this, Bates Motel is getting a second season as well. However, people are going to get even more murder this summer with FX’s new series The Bridge, which just released four new teaser trailers.
The 13-episode series is currently in production, with an eye towards premiering sometime in July. While the story might be new to American audiences, the series itself is based on a Scandinavian crime drama television series called Bron that took place at the Denmark-Sweden border, and kicks off when a body is dumped on the bridge. However, the location has been changed for the American adaptation.
The Bridge takes place at the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, where there’s already plenty of tension due to illegal immigration. After a body is dumped off a bridge at the border, Detective Ruiz (Demian Bichir) and his American counterpart, Detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger of Inglourious Basterds) try to solve this grizzly case that turns into a hunt for a serial killer, doing his deeds in both Mexico and the United States.
Four teaser trailers have been released – titled Ember, Escape, Red, and Crossroads – but they don’t really give much away just yet. This may be because production is still underway on the series, but the tone and mystery from these teasers is certainly intriguing, and just might be enough to get audiences interested.
The first episode of the series is directed by Gerardo Naranjo, the Mexican filmmaker behind the acclaimed drug-trafficking drama Miss Bala, so this should be a very gritty crime-thriller, and it just might give The Killing – another series adapted from Danish television – a run for its money. Though you might be be able to spoil yourself by reading through the plot synopses of the first season in Sweden, the location change likely won’t be the only difference between the original series and this U.S. adaptation.
And if you crime drama fans are still not convinced, the series also has Homeland writer and executive producer Meredith Stiehm and Hawaii Five-0 producer Elwood Reid working behind the scenes.
The Bridge is slated to premiere on FX in July, but no specific date has been given yet, so stay tuned for any further information.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Original Source: http://screenrant.com/the-bridge-us-trailers-fx-2013/
Watch: Trailer For Gerardo Naranjo-Directed FX Series ‘The Bridge’ With Demian Bichir & Diane Kruger
by Ben Brock
Trailers for the networks’ fall shows are upon us (more on that later today), and here’s a daring direction for a new show: a remake of a Scandinavian crime drama! No but really, FX‘s “The Bridge,” a trailer for which just arrived on Indiewire, looks interesting: a police procedural featuring the police of two different countries working on the same case, after a body turns up at a Texan border crossing between the US and Mexico. In the original it was Denmark and Sweden, but really this version seems to offer more: murderous drug cartels, lawless shanty towns and yawning wealth gaps are easier to come by in Juarez than in Copenhagen (probably). There’s also a British/French take on the way called “The Tunnel,” starring Stephen Dillane from “Game Of Thrones,” and “In Bruges” actress Clemence Poesy.
On top of that, “The Bridge” has Demián Bichir, Oscar-nominated last year for “A Better Life” (also about life and crime on both sides of the Rio Grande, but what’s a Mexican actor to do?) and Diane Kruger playing the lead American cop. If you happen to be a hardcore “West Wing” fan, it also has Diana-Maria Riva and Annabeth Gish, but the rest of you aren’t expected to know who they are, so don’t worry. Gerardo Naranjo, behind the excellent “Miss Bala,” also directed the pilot, so that’s also a good sign.
This could be good: the setting, the talent, the central conceit — all have promise. We’ll find out on July 10th, at 10pm.