Oscar nominee Demian Bichir ("A Better Life," "Savages") has bagged the male lead, with Annabeth Gish and Ted Levine also coming on board. A remake of the Scandinavian series "Bron/Broen," the story will focus on El Paso Police Homicide Detective Sonya North (Kruger) and Marco Ruiz, from Mexico, who break down the border to catch a serial killer who's on the loose. Bichir will play the latter character, a family man and good cop in a department corrupted by the drug cartels. Meanwhile, Gish will play a wealthy widow whose husband has recently passed after suffering a heart attack in Mexico, while Levine will play Sonya's boss.
Production on the series will get underway this fall, probably after Kruger wraps her work in the Terrence Malick-produced "Green Blade Rises." So far, we're digging how this one is building and will be eager to see what Naranjo can bring to the small screen. [Deadline]