“The Bridge,” which premiered on CTV in March 2010, was also aired by American network CBS and cancelled after just three episodes – well, even though production of season two was announced last June, its Canadian home CTV has pulled the plug on the second season of the drama.
However, the network has said that it will continue to work on projects with “The Bridge’s” producer Craig Bromell, actor Aaron Douglas and Entertainment One (eOne). “Our focus is on the future,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “We look forward to building upon the relationships we’ve developed on ‘The Bridge’ with Craig, Aaron and eOne.”
Bromwell added, “We have had a tremendous run. I am very thankful for having had the chance to work with so many talented people behind and in front of the camera. We could not bring all of the necessary elements together to create a successful second season. CTV has been so supportive throughout the life of the show and I look forward to working with them on other ideas.”
Bromwell and the network are working on a new drama about a police drug squad, while a non-exclusive development deal was created between CTV and Douglas. Additionally, eOne and CTV are collaborating on a new legal program.
“The Bridge” was based loosely on real-life former Toronto officer Craig Bromell and aired on Friday nights. It debuted last March and also starred Paul Popowich (“Angela’s Eyes”), Ona Grauer (“Intelligence” and “SGU Stargate Universe”), and Michael Murphy (“This Is Wonderland”).