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Cast Changes and a Behind-the-Camera Move for FX's 'The Bridge' Deadline

The FX drama series "The Bridge” is tweaking its cast and shuffling its behind-the-scenes lineup. Deadline.com reports that the police show, set on the U.S.-Mexico border, promoted two cast members, Emily Rios and Matthew Lillard, who previously played recurring characters.

Rios and Lillard will become regulars for the show’s second season, the story reports, with the promotion signaling the increasing importance of their characters to the show’s storyline. Rios and Lillard play El Paso Times reporters, with the pair making a key discovery in the finale of the first season, which will spark an investigation, the piece notes.

“The Bridge” is also undergoing a behind-the-scenes switch, with Elwood Reid taking over day-to-day responsibilities for the show. He developed the series with Meredith Stiehm, who served as co-showrunner on the first season. Stiehm is returning to Showtime’s “Homeland” full time, the piece notes.

Rios played Jessie Pinkman’s girlfriend Andrea Cantillo on “Breaking Bad,” while Lillard is known for playing Shaggy in the “Scooby Doo” film franchise.

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