Gerardo Naranjo is crossing the bridge into American television…
The 40-year-old Mexican filmmaker will direct the pilot for FX’s drama pilot The Bridge.
Based on the Scandinavian series Bron, the project centers on two detectives from the United States and Mexico who have to work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the border after a dead body is found on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez.
Naranjo rose to acclaim after directing the critically acclaimed feature Miss Bala, Mexico’s 2012 Oscar submission, which centers on an innocent teenager who heads to the Mexican border city of Tijuana and inadvertently gets caught up in a violent drug war on her way to compete in the Miss Baja California beauty pageant.
Naranjo is attached to direct the film adaptation of the Charles Martin novel The Mountain Between Us for 20th Century Fox, which will star Michael Fassbender.