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Netflix Greenlights Its First Original Swedish Series!

Netflix has greenlighted its first original Swedish series, Störst av Allt (Quicksand) – from the the head writer of The Bridge (Bron/Broen), Camilla Ahlgren.

Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on the best-selling novel by Malin Persson Giolito in which a mass shooting takes place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb, and a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, finds herself on trial for murder.

Störst av Allt (Quicksand) will go into production in 2018.

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Recap of FX’s The Bridge set visit – Creator Elwood & actors Emily Rios & Nathan Phillips chat with EM

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“The Bridge” finally had its season finale “Jubilex” yesterday.  Season 2 was darker and grittier.  It deviated from the original Bridge series and took chances on being more than just a serial killer story. Evil continued to abound in both in the US and across the border in Mexico.  It is an imperfect world where people want the unreachable perfect solution. Let me take you back to June 26 when I had the lovely opportunity to visit the set and chat with creator Elwood Reid and cast members Demien Bichir, Diane Kruger, Matthew Lilliard, Emily Rios, and Nathan Phillips.   Continue reading Recap of FX’s The Bridge set visit – Creator Elwood & actors Emily Rios & Nathan Phillips chat with EM

Demian Bichir Talks Change on FX’s The Bridge!

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

The second season of The Bridge (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) has, if you can believe it, gotten even darker than season one. Virtually every relationship on the show is markedly different than last season.

Demian Bichir took a few moments from his day off to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the new season and some of the changes we’re seeing.

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The Bridge Crosses Many Bloody Paths!

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The second season of The Bridge (FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) gets underway this evening with no perceptible loss of complexity and intrigue. In the first ten minutes, several distinct arcs are set up some seeming to have potential for connecting, some seeming more tangential – though all will, no doubt be woven together in some way or another.

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Diane Kruger Sheds an Early Light on Season 2 of The Bridge!

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

The Bridge (FX, Wednesday, 10/9C) is an unusual series, taking, as it does, Mexican/American relations down to a two-city representative sample – a sample that is further deepened by the cities involved, Juarez and El Paso, not quite being typical cities of either country.

Then those relations are taken down to an individual level – El Paso Detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police officer Marco Ruis. She has Asberger’s, which makes things a bit awkward except for solving crimes; he’s an honest cop in a corrupt environment – also the source of some tension in his life.

Diane Kruger returns to The Bridge for the show’s second season, this week and recently took some time from shooting to chat with a group of journalists/bloggers. Though she was unexpectedly called back to set early, there was enough time for us to dig into season two.

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Matthew Lillard talks about “The Bridge” Season 2

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Matthew Lillard was on set to talk about his role as the hard partying El Paso Times reporter Daniel Frye whose promising journalism career had been marred by his  substance abuse; investigating the  bridge murders may be his only ticket to redemption.

Matthew met with journalists and bloggers to talk about the second season of “The Bridge”, which returns on July 9, Wed. 10/9c on FX.

 

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Diane Kruger talks about “The Bridge” Season 2

 

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We are back with more interviews from the set visit to “The Bridge”! Our first featured interview was with Demian Bichir. We return with a second featured interview with none other than the wonderful lead actress Diane Kruger who plays El Paso homicide detective Sonya Cross.  She met with journalists and bloggers to talk about the season of “The Bridge”, which returns for a second season on July 9, Wed. 10/9c on FX.

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Demian Bichir talks about “The Bridge” Season 2

THE BRIDGE -- Pictured: Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz -- CR: Kurt Iswarienko/FX

“The Bridge” returns for a 2nd season on FX.  The story centers around Mexican detective Marco Ruiz played by Demian Bichir and El Paso detective Sonya Night played by Diane Kruger as they join forces to find a serial killer menacing both nations along the Bridge Of Americas at the Texas-Chihuahua border.  It premieres on July 9, Wed. 10/9c on FX.

Demian Bichir is an Oscar nominated actor with a notable career that spans decades.  During a set visit, the talented Demian Bichir met with journalists and bloggers to talk about the second season of “The Bridge”.

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Original Summer Series Set For FX and FXX Premieres!

TYRANT - Pictured: (L-R) Nasser Faris as Khaled, Alice Krige as Amira, Ashraf Barhom as Jamal, Moran Atias as Leila, Adam Rayner as Barry, Anne Winters as Emma, Jennifer Finnegan as Molly, Noah Silver as Sammy. CR: Patrick Harbron/FX

Between June 24th and July 17th, FX and FXX will premiere their summer schedule of original series: Tyrant (FX), June 24th – about an American family ‘drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation’; Wilfred (FXX), June 25th – the final season for the series about a unique friendship between a guy trying to get his life together and his neighbor’s dog; The Bridge (FX), July 9th – when the of a Mexican cartel member is found on American soil, El Paso Detective Sonya Cross and her Mexican counterpart, Marco Ruiz might team again to solve the murder; The Strain (FX), July 13th – a spectacularly dark take on vampires from Guillermo Del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse; Married (FXX), July 17th – a half-hour comedy about being ‘miserably in love’; You’re the Worst (FXX), July 17th – two toxic people fall in love despite themselves and try to make it work.

Follow the jump to the press release for series descriptions, casts, and times.

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FX’s The Bridge: See What You’ve Been Missing–Check Out The Mid-Season Recap Video!

THE BRIDGE (Series Premiere, Wednesday, July 10, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: (L-R): Diane Kruger as Sonya Cross, Demian Bichir as Marco Ruiz -- CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

If you haven’t been following FX’s atmospheric new series, The Bridge (Wednesdays, 10/9C), the network has created a mid-season recap video leading into the teaser for tomorrow night’s new episode, The Beetle – both of which can be seen following the jump.

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FX’s The Bridge: When Is a Vendetta Not a Vendetta? Plus Dissecting Frye!

THE BRIDGE - "Pilot" - Episode 1 (Series Premiere, Wednesday, July 10, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Matthew Lillard as Daniel Frye. CR: Jordin Althaus/FX Network

Things are getting more complicated by the minute on FX’s The Bridge (Wednesdays, 9/8C). For example, how can a dead man figure in the cross-border serial killer case being investigated by El Paso PD Detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police officer Marco Ruiz?

For a glimpse of what’s next on The Bridge – and a look at Matthew Lillard’s take on his character, reporter/addict/jerk, Daniel Frye – follow the link.

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