‘The Bridge’ Renewed by FX for a Second Season

'The Bridge' Renewed FX Second Season

Drama from Shine America sees notable lift in L+7 numbers

FX has renewedThe Bridge” for a second season, ordering 13 episodes of the Diane Kruger-starrer for next summer.

“The Bridge,” based on a Danish/Swedish series, debuted on FX in July and centers on tensions on the U.S.-Mexico border. Kruger toplines the drama along with Demian Bichir, and Shine America produces the program.

“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, prez of original programming at FX Networks and FX Prods.  “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”

“The Bridge” ranks as the top new scripted cable series of the summer in adults 18-49. Show averages 3.65 million viewers, and shows an 89% spike in total viewers in Live+7.

In addition to FX renewing “The Bridge,” Fox International Channels has picked up the exclusive pay-TV rights to the forthcoming second season of the drama, following a successful pay-TV pact for season one. Deal spans 125 countries worldwide.

The season one finale of “The Bridge” airs Oct. 2.

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  1. Diane says:

    So glad you have renewed “The Bridge”…great compelling series by far!!

  2. debracarlin says:

    Cool. I have really enjoyed the show.

  3. Dave S. says:

    I have never seen anything like this. I have never watched a series from beginning to the end. The show is amazing in every sense of the word. Kruger does a great job as does Bichir. I miss watching this show, can’t wait until next season way to go FX for picking this back up. This is by far the best show i have seen on tv more twist and turns than a roller coaster, keeps you guessing, you never know what is going to happen next. Extremely well done!

  4. Arnold Waddell says:

    This is a great show, love the hard nature of the location, love the insight of the hard existence of life in Juarez , love the off beat nature of the characters. The lamb chop man with a heart of gold and charlottes get it on attitude. Everyone talks about breaking bad, all that means is they haven’t seen the bridge, looking forward to seeing Marco get even with Tate .

  5. iWatch says:

    I got hooked. Then I got my sister hooked. Then she got her husband hooked. Great show. Damian Bichir is an intense actor.

  6. Erlyn Martinez says:

    What wonderful news,the show is terrific, and the actors draw you in, thank you FX

  7. Terry Graham says:

    Excellent drama. I am blown away by the writing and the cast is first-rate…twists and turns and just when you think you might have the plot identified, your elevator drops. So glad it is renewed for 2014…this is a series that could really have some legs if the cast stays intact.

  8. Lc says:

    Love the show!
    Wish more was flimed here in El Paso, not calif. or on set
    I live here in El Paso and there are great place to shoot this show and make it even more real!
    You realy can’t show the Juarez component from a set, have to see to believe it
    good luck on season 2 can’t waite

  9. Robert G. Kepplinger says:

    Best new series hands down. Nothing like it since The Shield. Intense and gritty. Great evolution of the characters, who are perfectly cast. Can’t wait until next season.

  10. Ron Harvey says:

    There is some sterling competition among a number of first-rate cable shows on TV, but none is better than “The Bridge.” Superb acting with intriguing characters propelled by suspenseful storylines are its hallmarks, and I’m tickled that it’s being renewed (despite a title with minimal allure)

  11. Gh0st says:

    Bichir, Kruger and Annabeth Gish are excellent. The number of story lines would seem bulky but they flow and do not detract from the overall story.

  12. Sue Pemberton says:

    Best show on TV – makes me tense and leaves me totally drained. Love the characters and story. I live less than 200 miles from El Paso, where it is filmed, which makes it even more interesting.

  13. Amy Prendergast says:

    Love, love, love this show. Acting at it’s finest. Great characters, great edge of your seat script. Can’t wait for next year. Congratulations to all working on The Bridge.

  14. John Whittington says:

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Great show. I love it, Diane Kruger portrays a very high functioning autistic extremely well.

  15. Excellent and best drama show on television. Watch for Diane Kruger/Demian Bichir/writers to clean up at next year’s Emmy awards.

  16. Joan Weissman says:

    Loved this show from day one. I am thrilled it is renewed.

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