FX Cancels ‘The Bridge’

FX has announced that it is not moving forward with a third season of “The Bridge,” the crime drama starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir.

The series, developed by Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid, explored the tensions on the U.S.-Mexico border centering on two cops from each country (Kruger and Bichir) working to catch a serial killer.

“We thank our partners at FX for their tireless efforts in developing and launching ‘The Bridge’ with us. From its fresh, unique voice to its deep and diverse ensemble cast, this is a series that we are all very proud of,” said Shine America, which co-produced the series, in a statement.

Producers say they’re looking for other options for the series.

Though it was among television’s biggest DVR playback gainers by percentage, “The Bridge” was never a big ratings draw. It returned for its second season in July with 1.5 million same-night viewers but consistently fell under the 1 million mark in the back half of its season.

The drama did nab a Peabody in 2014, though it was never nominated for an Emmy or Golden Globe.

“The Bridge” was a co-production of Shine American and FX Prods., and based on a Danish/Swedish series called “Bron/Broen.”

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