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The Bridge Boss on Season 2 Changes: It Is a “Four-Course Meal of Weirdness”

FX's border drama The Bridge has undergone a reboot of sorts in its second season.

While the show's first season followed Detectives Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) and Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) as they hunted for a serial killer in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, Season 2 casts a much wider thematic net. Now left completely to its own devices rather than following the Scandinavian show on which it was based, The Bridge has shifted its focus to examine how political and corporate corruption on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border permeates issues like the drug trade, immigration and human trafficking. But make no mistake — it's actually more twisted (and bloody) than ever.

"It is a radically different show, and I mean that in the best sense of the word," creator Elwood Reid tells TVGuide.com. "It's trying to tell a bigger story, but the way we're trying to tell a bigger story is not to shovel a bunch of facts at you. We're telling it through characters, through things that affect people's lives."

Adds Reid: "[Police procedurals] can be empty calories. I'm going to set the table, I'm going to serve you some appetizers, and then I'm going to serve you a real rich four-course meal of weirdness, and let's see how that goes, instead of just that constant sugar rush of hunting the serial killer every week."

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Mega Buzz: Dome's Pink Stars, Bridge's New Love and Another Leftovers Death

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Will we finally find out what the heck the pink stars falling in lines means on Under the Dome— Monica
"We're going to see [the stars] in a way that...read more

Exclusive: Demian Bichir's Brother Bruno Joins the Cast of FX's The Bridge

Season 2 of FX's The Bridge is shaping up to be a family affair. Bruno Bichir, the brother of star Demian Bichir, has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of the critically acclaimed drama.

Bruno Bichir will play a wealthy Mexican business leader to winds up involved with Marco (Demian Bichir). But the businessman may not be what he seems. The characters are unrelated in the show, but in real life the brothers are both members of a prolific Mexican acting family.

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 The Bridge TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Hawaii Five-0: Lana I Ka Moana (Adrift)
Season 3, Episode 3
Episode, Writer
2010 Cold Case: The Last Drive-in
Season 7, Episode 18
Episode, Writer
2010 Cold Case: Free Love
Season 7, Episode 20
Episode, Writer
2005 Close to Home TV Show Series, Producer

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Franka Potente Joins FX's The Bridge

American Horror Story: Asylum alum Franka Potente has joined the cast of FX'sThe Bridge for Season 2, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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From The Returned to The Bridge, Viewers Adjust to Subtitles As TV Gets More Global

When Sundance Channel acquired the French-language zombie series The Returned, network president Sarah Barnett was concerned about how viewers might react. Not about the subject matter — the show came with high critical acclaim, and the success of The Walking Dead proved that audiences could stomach undead antics.

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The Bridge: What's Next for Marco and Sonya?

The Bridge wrapped up its first season Wednesday, ending with an ominous vow of revenge on the part of Marco (Demian Bichir). Though the David Tate (Eric Lange) case is closed, Marco and Sonya (Diane Kruger) find themselves embroiled more than ever in the mystery of the missing girls of Juarez.

TVGuide.com spoke with executive producer Elwood Reid to get his thoughts on the finale, as well as a preview of... read more

FX Renews The Bridge for Season 2

FX has renewed The Bridge for a second season, the network announcedTuesday.

"We've been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichirand Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith StiehmElwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season," Eric Schrier, FX president of original programming, said in a statement. read more

Watch My Show: The Bridge's Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid Answer Our Showrunner Survey

FX's The Bridge (Wednesdays, 10/9c) reinterprets the hit Danish/Swedish drama Bron as a modern-day dark thriller about a crime that occurs on the border between the U.S. and Mexico and how tensions along the border impact that investigation. Thrust together as unlikely partners on the case are a no-nonsense El Paso investigator (Diane Kruger), whose Asperger's makes her off-putting to many, and her charming but cunning counterpart from Chihuahua State Police (Demian Bichir). Executive producer/writer Meredith Stiehm knows a thing or two about mysterious cases, having created Cold Case, while fellow exec producer Elwood Reid knows a thing or two about characters, having been a carpenter, a cook and a bouncer before writing paid the bills. Stiehm and Reid explain why we should hop on The Bridge before its Oct. 2 season finale read more

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