Fox International Channels (FIC) has tied up first window pay-TV rights for the US remake of Danish/Swedish crime drama The Bridge.
The deal with distributor Shine International will see the series (13×60′) air on FIC’s networks in 120 countries around the world following its debut on US cable channel FX in July.
The Bridge US, which will be produced by FX productions and Shine America, follows the investigation by US and Mexican police following the discovery of a body on their shared border. It echoes the original series, produced by Denmark’s Nimbus Film and Sweden’s Filmlance, which sees a body discovered on Øresund bridge linking Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden.
A UK/French version called The Tunnel has also been commissioned.
Source: Fox International Channels