THE BRIDGE (BLOG) – John McFetridge: More from The Bridge (May 14, 2009)

More from The Bridge
By: John McFetridge
Date: May 14, 2009
Source: John McFetridge’s Blog


Publicity is starting to heat up for The Bridge. Here’s an interview with the star, Aaron Douglas:—the-bridge/#clip169797

I particularly like the part around 2:08 when he talks about how good the scripts are ;)

Of course, the credit for that really has to go to showrunner Alan Difiore and co-exec producer/writer Peter Mohan (as well as the other writers Tracey Forbes, Graeme Manson and Dannis Koromilas). I’m learning an awful lot from all of them.

Also, exec producer Craig Brommell keeps us honest and never lets us take the easy way out. We’ve only started to scratch the surface of his experiences as both a cop and the president of the union, but maybe more important is the attitude he brings.

It’s very exciting as the show comes together. The cast really is good, Aaron Douglas is terrific as the beat cop-turned union president and the rest of the cast is excellent as well.

Aaron is right, I think, there’s a lot of stuff here that hasn’t been in previous cop shows. There are a lot of conscessions to the limitations of the real world – people can’t do everything they want. Budgets are tight, manpower is limited, priorities have to be set – which all means some very tough decisions have to be made – usually on the fly.