FX’s ‘The Bridge’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

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FX is shutting down The Bridge.

The cable network has cancelled the drama after airing two seasons of the Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir fronted series, TVWise has learned.

The Bridge 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 series was based on the Scandinavian series Bron and was adapted for North American television by Cold Case scribe Elwood Reid and Meredith Stiehm, who exited the series at the end of the first season. In addition to Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir, the FX Productions & Shine America produced series starred Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas M. Wright.

FX has been carefully considering the future of The Bridge for the past couple of weeks. The show was never a huge ratings hit for the network, with its highest rated episode being the series premiere in July 2013 – which drew just a tick over 3 million viewers. The season two finale barely scratched two million viewers.

The less than stellar ratings were one of a multitude of factors working against The Bridge. Unlike many of FX’s originals, the series also failed to draw any significant level of critical acclaim and it is understood that there were also concerns about the creative direction for the show going forward – leading to today’s cancellation.