Ten fun facts about The Bridge

Fact 1
It is based on the Danish/Swedish series Broen/Bron.

Fact 2
The series stars Mexican actor Demián Bichir and German actress Diane Kruger.

Fact 3
The Bridge follows two police detectives—one Mexican, one American—and their joint effort to investigate a serial killer menacing both nations along the Texas–Chihuahua border. Their investigation is complicated by the rampant corruption and general apathy among the Mexican authorities and the violence of the powerful borderland drug cartels.

Fact 4
On the review aggregator website Metacritic, the first season has scored 77 out of 100, based on 36 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

Fact 5
In June 2013, the series was honored, along with five others, with the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.

Fact 6
On Sept. 24, 2013, FX renewed The Bridge for a 13-episode second season to air in summer 2014.

Fact 7
Diane Kruger plays Det. Sonya Cross, a member of the El Paso Police Department. She has Asperger syndrome.

Fact 8
Demián Bichir plays Det. Marco Ruiz, a homicide detective for the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

Fact 9
Critically acclaimed director Gerardo Naranjo, best known for 2011’s Miss Bala, directed the pilot.

Fact 10
The show title refers to the Bridge of the Americas that serves as a border crossing between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, where the series is set.

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is an American drama television series developed by Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid, airing on the FX network.