The Bridge picked up by CBS
By: John McFetridge
Date: February 19, 2009
Source: John McFetridge’s Blog
The TV show I’m going to start working on next week, The Bridge, has been picked up by CBS for broadcast in the USA, probably in the fall of ’09.
A website called TV, eh has all the info.
I like this description of the show:
Written by five-time Gemini Award winner and six-time nominee Alan Di Fiore (DA VINCI’S INQUEST, THE LIFE, THE HANDLER), THE BRIDGE peels away the veneer of a big-city police force to reveal the political machinations underneath. After the rank and file unanimously vote street cop Frank Leo (BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA’S Aaron Douglas) into office as union head, he begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up. But the old boys’ network running the police force and the city’s self-serving politicians are not about to sit idly by while a former street cop makes up his own rules. Frank walks a thin blue line as he battles wiretaps and a concerted campaign to bring him down, letting nothing stop him from fulfilling his unwavering vow that when cops are in trouble, he will be there.
Gemini Awards are the Canadian version of the Emmy Awards. Five-time winner, Alan Di Fiore. I’m looking forward to learning from him.