Final Season of The Bridge Set for BBC Two


The final season of the hit Scandinavian drama The Bridge is scheduled to air in the U.K. on BBC Two.

The Swedish- and Danish-language drama will launch on the BBC in 2018. The series, which was acquired from ZDF Enterprises, marked BBC Four’s highest-ever rating drama and now moves to BBC Two for its final run.

The Bridge is a Scandinavian co-production, produced in Sweden by Filmlance International, part of Endemol Shine Group, and in Denmark by Nimbus Film. It has been adapted in six territories, including the U.K., U.S. and France.

For the final season, Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhart reprise their roles as Saga and her innately talented Danish partner Henrik, respectively. The concluding case tests their special relationship to its limits both professionally and personally.

Anders Landstrom, producer of The Bridge, said: “It is obviously very sad to say goodbye to Saga after four incredible seasons, but our talented writers, Hans and Camilla have an extraordinary end in store for viewers. Sofia has played the role of Saga with a rawness and truth rarely seen on screen and it’s been a pleasure to work with her, and Thure on a series of which we are immensely proud.”

Writers Hans Rosenfeldt and Camilla Ahlgren said: “We’ve been on an amazing journey with Saga Norén and Henrik Sabroe and felt that there was one last thrilling story to tell. Set two years on from last series, Saga is coming to terms with the dire consequences of being accused of her mother’s murder when a macabre crime seemingly linked to migration takes place. Meanwhile, Henrik continues his desperate search for his children.”

Patrick Holland, the channel controller of BBC Two, added: “It is great to see this fantastic series back and on BBC Two. The Bridge has helped redefine television drama in recent years and it is fitting that its final series will be showcased on BBC Two.”

Sue Deeks, the head of BBC program acquisition, commented: “It is bittersweet to welcome The Bridge back for the last time, but I know that the incredibly talented cast and production team will ensure that the series ends on a high, as befits one of the greatest TV dramas ever.”

Lars Blomgren, the chairman of Endemol Shine Group’s Scripted Exchange and co-founder and managing director of Filmlance International, said: “I’m incredibly proud of how Bron (The Bridge) has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. Its very distinctive brand of Scandi Noir has arguably been instrumental in changing attitudes towards foreign-language drama around the world.”