Sky Atlantic adapting Scandinavian drama The Bridge for Britain

Could the proposed Anglo-French production be based around the Channel Tunnel rather than a bridge?


With BBC4’s latest Scandinavian crime buy-in The Bridge in full swing, can confirm that production companies Kudos and Canal+ are in the process of developing a new version of the series for Sky Atlantic.


A spokesperson for Kudos said “We can confirm we are in development with Sky and Canal+ on a format loosely based on The Bridge,” while a statement from the satellite broadcaster described the proposed series as “a complex crime drama… set against the machinations of European politics.”

Kudos is part of News Corp production company Shine, which also owns Filmlance, the Swedish producer of The Bridge. 

The original series sees police officers from Sweden and Denmark collaborating on a case, following the discovery of a body on the Oresund Bridge which links the two countries.

The involvement of British producers Kudos with French company Canal+ perhaps lends weight to reports that Sky’s version will centre around the Channel Tunnel. 

With the project yet to reach the commissioning stage, a decision on a name is a long way off – but we would respectfully suggest that The Chunnel does not have the required gravitas…


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