Make this festive season one to remember with a Christmas Saga instead of a carol.
If you have missed any episodes of The Bridge’s haunting return on BBC Four or if you simply cannot wait to add the trilogy to your personal collection – don’t hesitate and pre-order your copy of The Bridge: The Complete Season Three on DVD and Blu-ray now. The Bridge: The Complete Seasons One, Two & Three is also released on 21st December for you to own the entire Saga so far.
Read our interviews with Sofia Helin, Thure Lindhardt, creator-writer Hans Rosenfeldt and producer Anders Landström, as well as series director Henrik Georgsson.
Not only has The Bridge III been entertaining throngs of Nordic Noir admirers on UK screens, episode five included Bob Dylan’s song The Ballad of a Thin Man, played on a car radio as the renowned musician is an avid fan of the crime series. Hans Rosenfeldt told The Local.dk: “I have never experienced anything similar. We got the rights to use the song for a very much symbolic sum compared to how much music rights usually cost.”
The Bridge has also been making waves along another bridge of water at the C21 International Drama Awards, held at the BFI South Bank last week. For Filmlance International, DR and SVT, the astounding series took home Best Returning Drama Series, beating Haut et Court’s French fantasy drama The Returned (2012- ), Artists Studio’s crime thriller The Fall (2013- ) and AMC’s dystopian horror The Walking Dead (2010- ). Sofia Helin also won for Best Female Performance against such nominees as Gillian Anderson for The Fall and fellow Swedish actress Moa Gammel, as detective Eva Thörnblad in the new supernatural series Jordskott (2015- ).
The Bridge III has generated positive reviews from UK audiences since it first aired on BBC Four on 21st November, introducing a new partner for Saga Norén to get to know and has foregrounded her tempestuous past. We have grown to love Saga’s quirks and now we are getting to know the eccentric detective even more, as we follow her on an emotional journey.
Explore the muted landscape and morbidly enchanting shadows of the Scandinavian criminal underworld and prepare to take home another chapter in what the Observer calls the “greatest Saga in Swedish history”.
Pre-order your copy of The Bridge: The Complete Season Three on DVD and Blu-ray from the Arrow Shop now. The Bridge: The Complete Seasons One, Two & Three is also available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from 21st December 2015.
The investigation continues with double episodes of The Bridge III on Saturdays from 9pm on BBC Four.