The Bridge is an American drama television series developed by Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid that airs on the FX network and is based on the Danish/Swedish series Bron. Starring Mexican actor Demián Bichir and German actress Diane Kruger, the series debuted on July 10, 2013, the 13-episode first season airing until October 2. On September 24, 2013 FX renewed The Bridge for a 13-episode second season to air in summer 2014. Based on the Danish/Swedish TV series of the same name, The Bridge follows two police detectives – one Mexican, one American – and their joint effort to investigate a serial killer menacing both nations along the Texas–Chihuahua border. Their investigation is complicated by the rampant corruption and general apathy among the Mexican authorities and the violence of the powerful borderland drug cartels. The show title refers to the Bridge of the Americas that serves as a border crossing between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Chihuahua, where the series is set.