Monday, October 03, 2011

BBC to Broadcast Danish-Swedish Crime Drama The Bridge

The Bridge (2011)

A month or so ago we were reporting on a number of new crime dramas that were to premiere this fall on SVT, Sweden's television network. And we were also speculating that it might not be long before English-speaking audiences had a chance to see them.

For at least one of the dramas, The Bridge, that may be sooner than later. BBC has acquired the series — a Danish/Swedish co-production — together with another, Sebastian Bergman, for BBC4.

Sue Deeks, the head of BBC program acquisition, said: "Both The Bridge and Sebastian Bergman are character-based, suspense-filled murder mysteries, with a cinematic atmosphere and style. Following in footsteps of Spiral, Wallander and The Killing, they are outstanding additions to BBC Four's slate of European crime drama."

With the series in hand at BBC, it likely won't be too long before they hit this side of the Atlantic on BBC America.

About The Bridge: The body of a woman is found in the middle of the Øresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Half the body belongs to a Swedish politician and the other half to a Danish prostitute

A bi-national team of inspectors is put together to solve the crime: laid-back Danish family man Martin, and Swedish single Saga who puts facts above empathy. The killer is a "moral terrorist," who lays out his agenda in messages addressed to the media and designed to show us how corrupt we have become. Indeed, the spectacular murders he stages actually do bring public opinion to his side ...

(Source: WorldScreen.com.)

1 comment:

  1. This one is gonna keep your eyes glues to the screen.

    In Denmark we're going nuts about Saga and Martin. Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia who plays the leads are two outstanding actors.

    6 episode ran over the screen tonight and I still have no fucking clue whos the terroist is.

    /Mike

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