The Bridge is currently filming in Sweden and Denmark and it’s very exciting really – we’re starting to get little drips of news filtering through from the set as the show gears up for its New Year’s Day transmission day (in northern Europe and the Nordic regions, at least). The news today is that Danish actor Mikael Birkkjær – who we all know and love from shows like The Killing and Borgen – has joined the cast of series four.
There’s no news yet on the name of the character Birkkjær will play in series four or how he’ll fit in, but a cursory glance at IMDB reveals that he’s down for just one episode. But, of course, that kind of stuff can be misleading.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond also reports that another Danish actress – Fanny Leander Bornedal (pictured left) – has also joined the cast for a series that is set to see an increased amount of on-screen time in Denmark. According to the Copenhagen Film Fund, a larger part of the story written by Hans Rosenfeldt and Camilla Ahlgren takes place in Copenhagen and more Danish crew workers are attached than in previous seasons. Add to this the fact that Copenhagen Film Fun has ploughed in a load of dough, and series four is shaping up to be more of a Danish story than a Swedish one.
The fourth series of The Bridge will once again see the return of Sofia Helin’s Saga Norén and Thure Lindhardt’s Danish detective Henrik Sabroe.
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