The Bridge is a crime show that began airing on FX in 2013 and ended with the second season. It was inspired by a Scandinavian show of the same title and a similar concept.

The series stars Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz and Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross. The “bridge” in the title refers to bridging the gap between Texas and Mexico in crime-solving. The story is set on the US-Mexico border; a body is found on the bridge – again a reference to the title – between the United States and Mexico.

It becomes clear that there is a serial killer who operates on both sides, forcing police forces from the US to collaborate with those from Mexico. This is where Cross and Ruiz come in. Ruiz is an inventive and cunning officer, one of the few uncorrupted officers remaining in Mexico; Cross is a strict rule-follower with Asperger’s who doesn’t like Ruiz’s methods.

The show won seven awards and received three other nominations.

The first season of The Bridge is available to stream on Amazon Instant. The second and final season premiered on July 9, 2014.


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