FX has renewed their freshman drama series The Bridge for a second season. The series has received an order of 13 episode for its second season, which is expected to air on FX in 2014.
Based on the Scandinavian series Bron, The Bridge was adapted for North American television by Cold Case scribe Meredith Stiehm & Elwood Reid and is set on the border between El Paso and Juarez and centers on two detectives, one from the United States and one from Mexico, who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. The drama series is produced by FX Productions & Shine America and stars Diane Kruger, Demián Bichir, Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas M. Wright.
The renewal comes after The Bridge drew a strong following for FX; ranking as the #1 new scripted cable series launch of the summer in Adults 18-49. The show’s first season has been averaging 3.65 million total viewers and 1.68 million Adults 18-49 and when Live +7 data is factored in, the show is jumping +89% in total viewers and +105% in Adults 18-49 vs. Live +Same Day.
“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.”
While Rich Ross, CEO of Shine America, added: “We’re thrilled that viewers and critics alike have embraced Sonya Cross and Marco Ruiz and that our partners at FX are enthusiastically joining us for a continuation of the wild ride in season 2.”