FX has announced that critically praised crime drama The Bridge has been renewed for a 13-episode second season, slated to premiere next summer. The series, which stars Academy Award nominee Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds) as detectives from different countries forced to work together on the same case, is currently averaging 3.65 million total viewers and 1.68 million Adults 18-49. With seven days of DVR viewing taken into account, The Bridge increases 89% in total viewers and 105% in Adults 18-49.
“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 Eric Schrier, President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”
Adapted from Scandinavian drama Bron by Homeland‘s Meredith Stiehm and novelist Elwood Reid, The Bridge is the number one scripted cable series of the summer in 18-49 and has garnered attention for its lead performances, its decision to use the border between Mexico and the United States as a source of drama, and its stylish cinematography and atmosphere.
In addition to Bichir and Kruger, The Bridge stars the likes of Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo), Ted Levine (Monk), Annabeth Gish (Pretty Little Liars), and Thomas M. Wright (Van Diemen’s Land).
The Bridge airs Wednesdays at 10:00 on FX. On the next episode of the series, airing this coming Wednesday, Sonya tries to repair her relationship with Marco, while Charlotte forms an unlikely alliance.
Are you happy that The Bridge will be returning for a second season? What have you thought about the chemistry between Bichir and Kruger? Now that the serial killer angle of the series has seemingly been wrapped up, where would you like the show to go come season two?