The thriller series that explores the tensions on the U.S.-Mexico border will premiere on Wednesday, 20th April and air every Monday to Friday at 9 PM on FX and FX HD.
The series depicts the joint effort of two police detectives, Detective Sonya Cross (played by Diane Kruger) from the US and Detective Marco Ruiz (played by Demián Bichir) from Mexico as they attempt to investigate a serial killer menacing both nations along the Texas-Chihuahua border.
Highlighting the deluge of differences between the two countries in this brilliantly layered drama, Detective Sonya Cross, a member of the El Paso Police Department in Texas, who has undiagnosed Asperger Syndrome and Detective Marco Ruiz of Policia Estatal of the Mexican State of Chihuahua, put their differences aside to solve a string of murders on the border.
Their investigation is complicated by the rampant corruption and general apathy among the Mexican authorities and the violence of the powerful borderland drug cartels.
Gripping, heartfelt performances by the ensemble cast and the ability to create suspenseful scenes make the series a compelling murder mystery that drama loving viewers certainly mustn’t miss. The series won a 2013 Peabody Award noting that its rare, non-stereotypical depiction of two cultures rubbing against and informing each other is as fascinating as the mystery it entails.