Created by a Swedish and Danish team, the show is shot in both languages and features English subtitles. The Bridge is set on the border between Malmö, Sweeden and Copenhagen, Denmark, the Øresund Bridge. Now it returns with a hard hitting third season starring Sofia Helin as Saga Noren, a slightly unconventional detective from the Swedish side of The Bridge, who is partnered with Danish officer Henrik Sabroe, played by Thure Lindhardt.
The third installment of the hit show watches the pair investigate a series of mind boggling murders, ones that all too soon become extremely personal for Saga. As the episodes progress we sit and watch as Saga begins to unravel, spiraling as she questions herself, doubts herself and it is only made worse by the fact she knows everyone can see her falter.
When the season begins we see Saga being assigned to investigate the murder is a rather popular and important gender campaigner. She is partnered with Sabroe, from the Danish side of The Bridge, but all does not go swimmingly as unresolved feelings about Saga sending her last Danish partner to prison, are at the forefront of Sabroe’s mind.
This is a gripping and gritty show that will have you hooked in no time at all. If you are a fan of foreign films, then you really can’t do much better than The Bridge. It premiered in Sweden to an audience of 3.2 million and in the UK to 1.2 million viewers, some hefty numbers indeed.
Out now on DVD and Blu-Ray, The Bridge features 10 standout episodes courtesy of Nordic Noir and Arrow Films.