The wait for the final season is almost over…
Every Saga comes to an end. This time, The Bridge will be moving to BBC Two, instead of its usual broadcast on BBC Four. Following the Swedish premiere in January, the UK air date has finally been announced: the epic conclusion of The Bridge IV is scheduled for May 2018.
What do we know about The Bridge IV so far? Picking up nearly two years after the events of season three, Saga is in prison and facing the consequences of her mother’s death. Meanwhile, Henrik continues searching for his missing children, whilst investigating the murder of Margrethe Thormod – Copenhagen’s General Director of the Migration Agency. Partnered with fellow Danish detective Jonas Mandrup (played by Borgen and The Killing II’s Mikael Birkkjær), the pair focus their attention on a refugee and a left-wing activist group called Red October – but is there a more sinister plot to uncover?
The UK premiere, which includes a preview of the first episode of The Bridge IV, takes place at the BFI Southbank on Tuesday 17th April. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, Saga’s last outing will be even more memorable as Sofia Helin will be attending. The actress will be joined by a host of creative minds behind the show for a post-screening Q&A, who have yet to be announced.
Fans were hoping for a cameo from Kim Bodnia, reprising his role as Martin Rohde, however; this is not likely to happen. As The Bridge IV is said to mark a definitive end to the leading Nordic Noir series, there have also been rumours that Saga’s fate may result in her death. Will her name be cleared of a crime she didn’t commit – or could she make her escape in the style of Sarah Lund? With each previous season ending on a bittersweet finale, we haven’t got long to wait and see.
The Bridge IV will air on BBC Two in May 2018 – the date is yet to be confirmed.