We’re all counting down the days until series four of The Bridge hits our screens, but there was one question that was lingering: would the series be broadcast in line with the rest of Europe on 1st January, and, with series six of Spiral waiting in the wings, which one would come first on BBC Four? The channel has been home to The Bridge for its previous three series, but not anymore: series four of The Bridge has been bumped up to BBC Two.
This might answer the question as to how The Bridge and Spiral will fit onto the BBC channels.
As if we didn’t know, Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhart reprise their roles as the iconic Saga Norén and her innately talented Danish partner, Henrik Sabroe, in a heart-stopping concluding case that tests their very special relationship to its limits both professionally and personally.
Anders Landstrom, creator and executive producer of The Bridge says “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.”
Writer 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, Channel Controller of BBC Two says: “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.”
So, The Bridge on BBC Two. Exciting. But when will it air? All we’re getting at the moment is ‘next year’ but the hope is it’ll be earlier rather than later.
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