Swedish broadcaster SVT confirms season four of The Bridge

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According to showrunner Hans Rosenfeldt a fourth instalment of The Bridge is a done deal, and has been quite vocal about that fact for the past few months. He’s even gone so far to say that the first scenes will be the most harrowing yet in the show’s history. And that’s saying something. Despite Rosenfeldt’s proclamations, there hasn’t been any official word from SVT, The Bridge’s home broadcaster, in terms of a proper confirmation. Until now.

As per the SVT website, Christian Wikander (head of drama for SVT), said this about the fourth series:

It feels very promising. There’s enormous expectations and it is a big challenge to do a new season, but what I’ve seen so far feels like that it corresponds to the expectations. But the characters that we took leave from the past season [are] included in the run-up to the fourth [series].

This seems like confirmation to me, especially when you see the headline of that blog post: There will be a new season of The Bridge. If that isn’t emphatic enough, I don’t know what is.

This fourth and quite probably last series will air in 2018 in Sweden and Denmark, although there’s no word when BBC4 will air it. Hopefully soon after its Scandinavian transmission. It will be an eight-parter.

More news when I get it…

Thanks to The Killing Times reader Charlotte Carling for the heads up on this one.

For all our news and reviews of The Bridge, go here.

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