Diane Kruger Headed To American Television With ‘The Bridge’

Diane Kruger, who recently wowed critics with her portrayal of Marie Antoinette in director Benoit Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen, is set to make her American television debut in the FX series The Bridge. According to Deadline, the forthcoming adaptation of the Scandinavian television series will be helmed by Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo. Homeland writer Meredith Stiehm and Hawaii Five-O scribe Elwood Reid will help bring the actress to the small screen.

FX’s The Bridge will reportedly follow the adventures of “two detectives from the United States and Mexico – El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North and Marco Ruiz — who must work together to hunt down a serial killer operating on both sides of the American-Mexican border.” Diane Kruger has been tapped to play Sonya North.

Yahoo! News describes Diane Kruger’s character as a “tactless and frank cop who tells it like it is. She’s paired with Marco Ruiz, a Mexican detective who has the people skills and empathy she lacks.” The Bridge is slated to begin production this fall. Expect the series to debut on FX sometime next year.

Although German-born Diane Kruger is just now making her American television debut, she has already left a consierable mark on the big screen. In addition to appearing in such notable films as National Treasure, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and The Hunting Party, Kruger appeared in acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s World War II flick Inglourious Basterds. The role garnered the young actress quite a few accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best supporting actress.

If you’re a follower of Diane Kruger’s work, you can catch the actress in the upcoming action-packed drama Special Forces with Djimon Hounsou. The film will hit a few theaters in North American on October 12. Expect a home video release to follow shortly thereafter.

Are you a fan of Diane Kruger? Are you excited about her upcoming turn on the FX drama The Bridge?