“FX has created great and edgy shows and with The Bridge they continue to raise the bar for television,” says Bingham. “It’s an honor to have my music be part of this series.”
“Music is such an integral part in shaping the viewers’ experience for our television shows and we take great pride in selecting artists who can help tell the stories in a meaningful way,” says Daryl Berg, Vice President, Music, Shine America. “Ryan’s music resonates with fans and we were thrilled for him to help voice the story of The Bridge.”
Bingham won an Oscar for co-penning and performing the theme song to Crazy Heart, a 2009 film starring Jeff Bridges, a composition that also won the singer-songwriter a Golden Globe, Grammy, and Critics’ Choice Award. His most recent album was released last September.
Starring Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) and Oscar nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life), The Bridge is an adaptation of hit Scandinavian crime drama Bron and follows two polar opposite detectives tasked with looking into a high-profile murder. With the body found on both sides of the Mexico-United States border, they’ll have to figure out exactly whose jurisdiction this falls under, how they’ll investigate going forward, and what connection the latest discovery has to do with other recent murders on either side of the border. Also starring in the series are Annabeth Gish (Mystic Pizza), Matthew Lillard (She’s All That), and Ted Levine (Monk).
Will you be watching The Bridge this summer? Do you think that the theme song will match the tone of the show? How will the show compare to Bron?