Demian Bichir has reportedly joined the cast of the FX pilot for The Bridge.
Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award for his moving portrayal of an undocumented father in the U.S. trying to do well by his son in A Better Life.
The Bridge will be helmed by Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo, and is an adaption of Bron/Broen, a Scandinavian series
Deadlineis reporting Bichir is joining Diane Kruger, Annabeth Gish and Ted Levine for the pilot which is set to begin filming in El Paso and Los Angeles later this fall.
This will be Bichir’s second series in the U.S., following his work on Showtime’s Weeds. In this one he will play Mexican detective Marco Ruiz.
The Bridge follows a pair of detectives, Ruiz (Bicher) and Sonya North (Krueger) who work to find a serial killer operating on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Not only do the detectives come from different countries, they are very different people. Ruiz is a family man with warmth and the ability to relate and connect with people, while North lacks empathy and is often so blunt she borders on offensive. Ruiz is also said to be one of the last men left uncorrupted on his police force.