Demián Bichir will make his debut as a lead actor in a U.S. television series this July…
FX will premiere its newest original drama series The Bridge, which stars the 49-year-old Mexican actor, will debut on Wednesday, July 10.
Based on the European series Bron, which was set on the border of Denmark and Sweden, The Bridge is a crime thriller that explores the high tensions on the U.S.-Mexico border.
When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (portrayed by Diane Kruger) from the El Paso Polce Department must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border.
The case quickly pulls them into a string of murders along the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.
It’s the first starring role on American television for the Oscar-nominated actor. He previously guest-starred on Weeds.
The Bridge premieres on July 10 at 10:00 pm ET on FX.