‘The Bridge’: First look at new FX series in ‘American Horror Story’ timeslot

FXIf anyone ever said to you that summer TV is designed to be boring, you better be prepared to give them a well-executed finger wag. There are some great shows coming up this summer, from the return of “Dexter,” “Suits,” and “True Blood” to some new shows that are cropping up across cable and (surprise!) broadcast TV.

Today, the show we’re looking at is one that has managed to create quite a buzz for itself without even starting in “The Bridge,” and for a few simple reasons. For one, it’s an FX show airing Wednesday nights (beginning July 10) at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, which is the same slot given to another strong show in “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Also, one of its executive producers in Meredith Stiehm is behind penning some of the best “Homeland” episodes of its entire run (see “The Cabin”).

Want to know more? Check out the official synopsis via an FX press release:

“The Bridge is a present-day crime thriller exploring the tensions on the US-Mexico border. When an American judge known for her anti-immigration views is found dead on the bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez, Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) from El Paso PD must work with her Mexican counterpart from Chihuahua State Police, Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir), to catch a serial killer operating on both sides of the border. Marco understands the slippery politics of Mexican law enforcement, and while his police force slowly succumbs to the pressures and demands of the cartel, he’s one of the last good men in the department. He’s charming, but also cunning as he will do whatever it takes to get what he needs. This does not sit well with Sonya, who has Asperger’s and strictly follows rules as well as protocol. Her candid and off-putting personality fuels an unforgiving drive for truth. The case quickly pulls them into a string of murders on the border, a scene already consumed by illegal immigration, drug trafficking, violence and prostitution.”

Another reason to be interested in this show, at least for fans of the USA series “Monk,” is that Ted Levine is also one of the stars. The premise is a little bit “The Following” mixed with “No Country for Old Men,” and we’re not sure that there is much else on television quite like it, especially set in this part of the world.

Are you intrigued by this show at all? If you want to read a little more news on how “Homeland” is plotting to move forward, you can do so over here.

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