02/12/2013 02:59 pm ET

FX Greenlights 'The Bridge': Series Gets 13-Episode Order

FX has given "The Bridge" the green light.

The Mexico-set series will center on two detectives (played by Demián Bichir and Diane Kruger) working together to hunt down a serial killer who travels between the U.S. and Mexican border. "Homeland" producer Meredith Stiehm and "Hawaii Five-O" producers Elwood Reid are writing and producing "The Bridge."

“For years networks having been trying develop a drama series set on the U.S.-Mexican border without any success,” FX president John Landgraf said in a statement. "I’m thrilled to say that Meredith Stiehm and Elwood Reid have become the first to crack that creative code and they have done so magnificently ... the setting, the writing, the direction, and the way it is brought to life by Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger and the rest of the cast makes for truly riveting drama.”

Ted Levine, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas M. Wright have also joined "The Bridge" and Matthew Lillard will guest star. Production for "The Bridge" will begin in April, with the series set to air in July.

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