Hit Scandi Noir drama The Bridge is transferring to BBC2 for its final series, which will see leather-clad Swedish detective Saga Noren (Sofia Helin) reunited with Danish partner Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt) for a “a “heart-stopping concluding case”.
Here’s everything you need to know about the final season.
Expectations for the final outing of the gritty detective series are high. The BBC have described the final season as a “heart-stopping concluding case that tests their [Saga and Henrik’s] very special relationship to its limits both professionally and personally”.
Writer Hans Rosenfeldt, who also writes ITV crime series Marcella starring Anna Friel, 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.”
Piv Bernth, the head of drama at The Bridge’s Danish co-producer DR, also confirmed that this will be the last season: “Without giving away the plot, it does not allow for further continuation”.
Anders Landstrom, creator and executive producer of The Bridge, paid tribute to Helin’s much-acclaimed acting over the three seasons.“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,” he said. “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.”
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