Demián Bichir could be crossing the bridge into the world of primetime television…
FX plans to add a new drama series later this year; and the network’s president John Landgraf hopes The Bridge will be that show after seeing encouraging early footage from the pilot, which was just shot.
The project, an adaptation of the Scandinavian series Bron, centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico – El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Diane Kruger) and Marco Ruiz (Bichir) — who 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 and one of the last good men in a corrupt and apathetic police force that is outgunned by the powerful drug cartels.
Meanwhile, Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro’s vampire drama The Strain could potential air in 2014, according to Landgraf. In anticipation of potential series orders, the network has ordered backup scripts from the project, including putting a small writing staff together.