NORDIC NOIR Sofia Helin to star in new Swedish crime series

As we all know, thanks to The Bridge and Saga Norén, Swedish actress Sofia Helin is enshrined in the crime drama hall of fame. And now she’s returning to the genre, thanks to new series, Fallen. Created by Bridge co-writer Camilla Ahlgren, Fallen will star alongside Hedda Stienstedt in a tale that examines “sisterhood, parenthood,…

NORDIC NOIR Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt his own novel Cry Wolf

Hans Rosenfeldt – creator of The Bridge – is to adapt his own novel, Cry Wolf (Vargasommar), for television. Rosenfeldt will, according to Expressen, team up with Bridge co-writer Camilla Ahlgren for the project. It marks the first time the pair has worked together since The Bridge. The action takes place in Haparanda, on the…

BBC Four: Channel WILL continue to show crime drama acquisitions

Fans of BBC Four descended into panic mode earlier on this week when it was revealed that the channel would cease to commission any new shows. According to The Guardian newspaper, the channel would “cease commissioning new programmes and become an archive-focused channel as part of the ongoing significant cost-cutting drive across the corporation”. The…

The Bridge creator Hans Rosenfeldt to adapt CJ Tudor’s The Burning Girls

The Bridge creator, Hans Rosenfeldt, is to take on a new adaptation project – CJ Tudor’s best-selling novel, The Burning Girls. Deadline reports that the book, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, has been acquired by Buccaneer Media (the production company behind ITV’s Marcella) and has hired Rosenfeldt to adapt it for television. The plot…

NORDIC NOIR Sofia Helin sends Saga Norén poignant message on anniversary

Sofia Helin has reached out to her former character from The Bridge on Instagram to send her a message. Sofia’s portrayal of Saga Norén across four series of The Bridge endeared her to millions around the world, and now the 48-year-old actress has marked the 13th month anniversary of saying goodbye tot he character. Posting on…

BBC Four to replay series one of The Bridge

Throughout this lockdown period, channels have been replaying old favourites, and BBC Four has joined in the fun. In its 9pm, foreign-language, Saturday-night slot, the channel is to replay the first groundbreaking series of The Bridge. Although seven years old, it first aired on BBC Four in 2015 and became an instant hit. The story…

Sofia Helin releases image from Mystery Road

When The Bridge’s Sofia Helin was announced to guest star in series two of Australian crime drama, Mystery Road, it caught everyone by surprise. Now she has released an image of herself during the filming of the series. View this post on Instagram #mysteryroad @berlinbiennale @australia #broome A post shared by Sofia Helin (@actress_sofia_helin_) on…

Sofia Helin names next project

No, it’s not crime, before you ask. But Sofia Helin has been such an integral part of our lives during the past decade, there’s a lot of goodwill towards her. Before Saga and The Bridge she was, of course, a fine and established actress in her native Sweden and across the Nordic region. The Bridge…

REVIEW: The Bridge (S4 E8/8)

After four series and 38 hours of television, it all came down to this: the end of our beloved Bridge, one of the most involving and influential crime dramas of all time. And we were into it straight away, no messing. In the last episode, Susanne Winter – Niels Thurmod’s personal assistant – was identified…