If you haven't heard of The Bridge, get ready. It’s a show that brings together Mexican and U.S. authorities in order to solve a serious of murders that are taking place on both sides of the border. Their investigation is complicated because of all the corruption in the Mexican government, and the strong hold the drug cartels have doesn’t make solving crimes any easier. Here are 5 reasons we're totally psyched about the new show:
The Bridge premieres July 10 at 10 p.m. on FX.
U.S. vs. Mexico
It gives us an inside look at the interesting and sometimes tense relationship between the Mexican and United States border authorities. Demián Bichir told Interview magazine “I haven't seen any shows going as deep as we're going with The Bridge into this complex relationship between the United States and Mexico and what it's like to share a border.”
Spanish All Day, Every Day
The Spanish spoken is said to be very authentic and in sync with the way people in Mexico talk to each other. Not to mention, a lot of the show is actually shown in Spanish. “It's very interesting that we're showing complete scenes in Spanish. I don't think I've seen that in American television,” Bichir said in an interview with Interview magazine.
Diane Kruger vs. Demián Bichir
Diane Kruger and Demián Bichir star in the show, portraying a a cold and by-the-book detective, Sonya Cross (Kruger) and an improviging detective Marco Ruiz (Bichir).
“I think that the two characters, Demian Bichir’s Marco Ruiz and my Sonya Cross, are an unusual combination of detectives. The show’s not your usual cop show. It’s a very character driven show, and you think the show’s about one thing and then it goes in directions that will be quite unexpected,” said Kruger in an interview with Act Four Screenplays.
It Gets the Adrenaline Pumping -- While Also Shedding Light on Important Issues
It’s a show that will get into all the corners of life in El Paso and Juárez by using the series of murders as a way to tell the story of the town and its people. “I think it’s more shining a light on a situation that most people I think in the U.S., and Mexico, I’m assuming, are aware of,” said Kruger in an interview with Act Four Screenplays. Kruger went on to say “the show has to be entertaining, but what we’re trying to do is shine a light on a situation and be as accurate and be as not partial to either side.”
More Latinos Take the Spotlight!
The show also features other Latino actors such as Sandra Echeverría and Catalina Sandino Moreno. Echeverría even tweeted “Muy emocionada de q me invitaron a hacer una participación especial en la Nueva serie d FX #TheBridge con Diane Kruger ya les mandaré foto!, which translates to very emotional that I was invited to make a special appearance on the FX series The Bridge was Diane Kruger. Will send you pictures!