Talk about making a show sweat.
Though “The Bridge” has not electrified the ratings game, it has performed consistently and compared favorably to fellow FX series “The Americans” since premiering this July.
But unlike “The Americans,” which received news of a second season renewal early into its run, “The Bridge” had aired eleven episodes without such an announcement from FX.
That good news finally came Tuesday. On the eve of its twelfth episode (and, ironically, a week after broadcasting its least-watched episode to date), “The Bridge” has secured a thirteen-episode renewal for next summer.
“We’ve been blown away by the compelling performances of Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger and the writing of Meredith Stiehm, Elwood Reid and their team, and are thrilled to be able to continue this journey for another season,” said FX’s Eric Schrier. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Rich Ross, Carolyn Bernstein and everyone at Shine America.”