Bichir’s FX Series “The Bridge” Earns Peabody Award

Demián Bichir’s critically acclaimed television series has earned a coveted award.

The 2014 Peabody Award winners — highlighting the best in television, radio and web storytelling — were announced this week on CBS This Morning, with FX’s The Bridge, starring the 50-year-old Mexican actor, among this year’s honorees.

Demian Bichir in The Bridge

From Shine America and FX Productions, the crime drama is set in motion when a murder victim is left literally on the border of West Texas and Northern Mexico.

The Bridge has been honored for “its rare, non-stereotypical depiction of two cultures rubbing against and informing each other.”

It’s the latest recognition for the series, which will begin its second season this summer.

Last June, The Bridge was honored, along with five others, with the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series.

This year’s Peabody Awards ceremony will be held on May 19 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria.

Portions of the University of Georgia‘s annual awards will be televised in a special that will air on Participant Media‘s upstart Pivot cable network.

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