Oscar-nominated Demian Bichir is set as the male lead in FX’s drama The Bridge, directed by Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo (Miss Bala). Bichir will play opposite to Diane Kruger, Annabeth Gish and Ted Levine.
The Bridge is an adaptation of the Scandinavian series Bron/Broen with the American The Bridge centering on two detectives from the U.S. and Mexico. El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Bichir) must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Bichir’s character is described as a family man, one of the last good men in a department of corrupt and apathetic police
Bichir is represented by CAA and was nominated for an Oscar this year for his amazing work in A Better Life. This will be the Mexican actor’s second U.S. series following his work on Showtime’s Weeds.
The Bridge was adapted for American television by Meredith Stiehm (Homeland) and Elwood Reid (Hawaii Five-0) who executive produce alongside Carolyn Bernstein, Lars Blomgren and Jane Featherstone. The Bridge, a co-production of Shine America and FX Prods, begins production in the fall in El Paso and Los Angeles.