Diane Kruger’s ‘The Bridge’ Picked Up, Proving America Loves Serial Killers

Diane Kruger's The BridgeAnyone who ever attended junior high is all too aware of the thrill of the chase. And, apparently, television is now too. FX is the latest network to give the official greenlight to a series about a serial killer, joining Fox’s The Following, NBC’s Hannibal, A&E’s Bates Motel, BBC’s Ripper Street, and, of course, everyone’s friendly neighborhood killer, Showtime’s Dexter

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But like Kevin Bacon‘s The Following, FX’s new series, The Bridge, boasts a jolt of star power as well. The show, which stars the Oscar-nominated Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger as a Mexican and U.S. detective, respectively, centers on an investigation surrounding a nefarious killer bouncing between countries. The Bridge, which was just picked up from its pilot status, is adapted from the Danish hit series, Bron.

If that sounds like another Showtime series with a big bad and an international tie-in, there’s a reason — The Bridge Executive Producer Meredith Stiehm is one of the writers behind Homeland.

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The Bridge also stars Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Matthew Lillard

Seems 2013 could turn out to be a bloody good year for television.

[Image Credit: FX]


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