Police drama series The Bridge is not being brought back for a third season, FX announced today. Though critically well-received, the show, based on a previous Danish-Swedish series of the same name, never amassed a large following in the same manner as other programs on the network, such as Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story, making the cancellation less than surprising.
The announcement came via a brief press release from John Solberg, executive vice president of communications at the network, who simply wrote, “FX will not be moving forward with a third season of The Bridge.”
Starring Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir, The Bridge centered on two detectives – American Sonya Cross (Kruger) and Mexican Marco Ruiz – who, in the first season, teamed to track down a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. In the show’s sophomore run, the two detectives again partnered to investigative the death of a cartel leader on U.S. soil. Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios also had major roles in the second season, after being upgraded from recurring to regular roles.
The low ratings throughout season two sealed The Bridge‘s fate. It finished its run with 1 million viewers and a 0.3 demo rating, slightly below its average for the season. Shine America, which co-produced the series with FX Productions, will attempt to find a new home for the show. A statement from that company read:
“We thank our partners at FX for their tireless efforts in developing and launching The Bridge with us. From its fresh, unique voice to its deep and diverse ensemble cast, this is a series that we are all very proud of.”
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