Hans Rosenfeldt: The Bridge will return for a fourth season

Programme Name: The Bridge - TX: n/a - Episode: The Bridge - series 3 - ep 1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Saga Norén (SOFIA HELIN) - (C) Carolina Romare - Photographer: Carolina Romare
(C) Carolina Romare – Photographer: Carolina Romare

It seems that you can’t keep The Bridge out of the headlines for long. A few weeks ago, Kim Bodnia shocked fans in an interview with Israeli TV when he admitted that one of the reasons he left the show was because of the rising anti-Semitism in Malmö (see that story here). In that same interview he said that he would be open to a return if there ever was a fourth series (see that story here), which led to the question: will there be a fourth series of The Bridge? Showrunner Hans Rosenfeldt has now given us a definitive answer.

At the end of series three, Sofia Helin wrote an open letter to British fans intimating that her time as Saga Norén had come to an end. She reasoned that playing the socially-challenged Swedish detective had taken its toll. Certainly, at the end of that third series we saw Saga more or less banished from the force and beginning to settle down with new partner Henrik to solve the mystery of his missing family.

So Saga’s future was up in the air. We knew that a decision was to be made this spring (ie. around now) as to whether a fourth series would happen, and showrunner Hans Rosenfeldt has broken the silence by saying, via Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, that “she [Helin] is with us now” and all major cast members are also onboard.

He went onto say:

Everybody is very busy, and they will find space in their calendars for this. But it is going to be realised. I can almost promise it, but I can not say when.We will try to wait not too long, but it probably will not in 2017, but possibly in 2018.

So there will be a bit of a wait until we see that fourth series, but the big news is that it is happening. However, in light of Bodnia’s comments, the same question that preceded series three will precede series four: will Martin be back?

For all our news and review on The Bridge, go here



10 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    Hooray! there will be life after Trapped!


  2. aidanmcgee says:

    Good news but surely Dagbladet is a Norwegian newspaper, not a Swedish one?


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Thanks Aidan… corrected


  3. charlottecarling says:

    Hmm, an “almost promise” doesn’t feel solid enough. I’ll be contented once an official statement is made through SVT and DR. If it was a done deal Hans Rosenfeldt would have said so.


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      No, I think you’re right Charlotte – I usually like to wait until confirmation from the broadcasters, but the fact that Rosenfeldt was quited felt like a good start in the process of bringing it back.


      1. charlottecarling says:

        At least Sofia Helin is up for it. Without Saga Norén, länskrim Malmö, it wouldn’t really be the Bridge and no point in trying.

        I hope they have a good plot lined up and that everything will fall into place for a 4th series. It would be nice if they went out with a bang. I’m not a big fan of series that go on for too long with watered down, repetitive or just overly convoluted plots.


      2. Paul Hirons says:

        Yeah, I agree. I did wonder what series three was going to be like, but after the first episode I had no real worries. And then there’s the Martin question…


      3. charlottecarling says:

        I’m not sure what it’s like in Denmark but in Sweden, if you’ve been a good inmate, you can get out on parole after 2/3 of your sentence. However, if they set the plot 6-7 years down the line, the search for Henrik’s duaghters will have to be relinquished as part of the plot, which would be a shame.

        Probably, if Martin is to be part of series 4, Saga (or why not Henrik, who said he knew him slightly from work) will have to visit him in prison.


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