FX Cancels Its “The Bridge” Remake

FX’s U.S. remake of Danish-Swedish hit “The Bridge” has been cancelled after two seasons. The series followed two detectives (Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir) on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border dealing with the same case.

Reviews were favorable for the show, but ratings were soft and awards recognition was squat beyond a Peabody earlier this year. In Live+Same Day the series hovered around or below the one million viewer mark.

This take on “The Bridge” was actually one of two remakes of the original Scandinavian drama “Broen”, the other being the British/French co-production “The Tunnel”. No word if that remake will get a second season. “Broen” on the other hand is getting a third season which is due to air in 2015.

FX’s ‘Bridge’ was the scripted debut of Shine America, which recently launched FOX’s “Gracepoint” – yet another remake of a more acclaimed foreign drama, in that case the British series “Broadchurch”.