Hans Rosenfeldt: “We’re coming to the end of the damaged cop era”

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bigoriginalAs we all know, anything Bridge-related automatically gets posted on this site, and the latest piece of news – well, it isn’t really news… it’s more of an insight into the writing processes of creator Hans Rosenfeldt – saw the show’s creator take time out from the fourth series of The Bridge and series two of ITV’s Marcella to appear on a Swedish chatshow to chat about his craft. Continue reading

Bridge producers announce latest project – an adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s Beartown

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beartown-9781501160769_hrAs readers of this site will know, I like to keep a close eye on what’s happening in Scandinavia and the Nordic countries because they’re regularly coming up with oustanding drama, especially in the crime genre. One of the more notable production companies in Sweden, Filmlance, can number The Bridge and Beck as two of its international hits, and now news reaches us it has acquired the rights to a new novel, which sounds like it could be sure-fire hit. Fredrik Backman’s latest novel Beartown is the story in question. So what’s it all about? Continue reading

The Bridge IV starts filming: Here we go again, says Sofia Helin

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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’s a busy time of year, for lots of different reasons. Not only are we preparing our end of year lists, but things are gearing up for 2017’s new releases. One of the things we’re keeping an eye on is progress with the fourth (and likely final) series of The Bridge. It’s one of our favourite shows and ever since Hans Rosenfeldt announced that there would indeed be a fourth series, the countdown has been on. Now, thanks to our eagle-eyed contributor Charlotte, we know that it has started filming. Continue reading

Hans Rosenfeldt: Season four of The Bridge will switch to Denmark for the main story

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Programme Name: The Bridge - TX: 05/12/2015 - Episode: The Bridge - series 3 - ep 6 (No. 6) - Picture Shows:  Saga Norén (SOFIA HELIN) - (C) Filmlance International AB - Photographer: Carolina Romare

 (C) Filmlance International AB – Photographer: Carolina Romare

I did promise two Hans Rosenfeldt-related stories today, except this one took longer to produce because today turned into a busy old day. Earlier there was a story that detailed Rosenfeldt confirming a second series of ITV’s Marcella (read that here), and during the past few days the Swedish showrunner has also been speaking about series four of The Bridge, mere days after broadcaster STV had confirmed a fourth run. What he said makes for interesting reading. Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: And the winner is…

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EURO2016So, after three weeks of a fixture per day we finally came to the end of the road in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama yesterday. The final saw Sweden’s The Bridge take on Denmark’s The Killing, those titans of Scandinavian crime drama, and, as predicted, the two locked horns in an epic contest. Click over the jump to see who was victorious. Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: THE FINAL: The Bridge (Sweden) v The Killing (Denmark)

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EURO2016We finally get to the final of the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama today after three weeks of highly competitive tournament play and some stunningly close matches. After 42 fixtures comprising four teams of four, the quarter-finals and the semi-finals it’s time for the final match to decide who wins the coveted trophy and wouldn’t you know it, it features two Scandinavian teams. Continue reading

The Killing Times’ Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama: QUARTER-FINAL 2: The Bridge (Sweden) v The Lens (Czech Republic)

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EURO2016It’s time for the second quarter-final, which sees one of the tournament favourites, Sweden’s The Bridge, take on surprise team of the tournament, The Lens from the Czech Republic. The Bridge strolled through qualifying, and it’s easy to suggest that it will blow away The Lens. But is there a surprise on the cards? A place in the semi-finals is at stake! Continue reading