FX's upcoming drama "The Bridge" is going global: Shine International and Fox International Channels announced Tuesday a global deal for the show that grants Fox first-window pay broadcast rights.
As announced earlier this month, 'The Bridge' was pick-up to series by FX for a 2013 debut.
The deal was brokered between Nadine Nohr, CEO of Shine International, and FIC's Global Scripted Programming team. It marks the first international deal for the highly anticipated new drama from writers/producers Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid.
"The Bridge" is set to premiere across FIC's entertainment channel portfolio of 200 pay-TV networks to audiences in 120 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The series launches on FX in July.
"We can't wait to turn 'The Bridge' into the biggest new worldwide hit," said FIC president and CEO Hernan Lopez. Added Nadine Nohr, CEO of Shine International said, "We are delighted to confirm FIC as the first international broadcast partner for 'The Bridge'. This distinctive series places the brilliant central conceit against the unique setting and sociopolitical context of the Mexican-U.S. border beautifully allowing a new and extraordinary story to unfold. We are proud to represent such an ambitious and riveting drama."
Starring Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger, "The Bridge" is a co-production of Shine America and FX Productions. Set on the border between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico, it centers on two detectives, one American and one Mexican, trying to solve serial murders. It was adapted for American television from the international hit series "Bron," set on the border of Denmark and Sweden. "Bron" was produced by Shine Group's Filmlance and Denmark's Nimbus Film Production.