Thursday, May 14, 2009

More from The Bridge

Publicity is starting to heat up for The Bridge. Here's an interview with the star, Aaron Douglas:

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.

July 9th, 10:00 pm.


pattinase (abbott) said...

I am waiting eagerly. Especially to see your name on the credits.

Dana King said...

I'm looking forward to the show, as well. I don't know if I've posted this to your blog comments before, but I think the political and internal hurdles cops have to deal with are at least as damaging to their law enforcement efforts as anything the bad guys do. It looks like The Bridge will explore these more than any show has done in the past. Not only does it provide an opportunity for some great stories, but may open some people's eyes about law enforcement in the bargain.

I'm ready for July 9.

Declan Burke said...

Any chance you could send a couple of DVDs across the Atlantic?

Cheers, Dec

Anonymous said...

As a beat cop that will be running for president of one of the largest unions in the south I will be very watching this show very closely.