BBC Two’s air date for the last chapter in the Danish-Swedish saga is announced
Set aside a new viewing schedule for a cold and cosy Scandi Friday night in. The Bridge finally returns with the fourth and final season on UK screens. We were able to break the news exclusively on our Facebook page, so there’s no reason not to miss the first episode, which launches on BBC Two on Friday 11th May at 9pm. Unlike the previous double-episode transmissions on BBC Four, audiences will be kept on tempting tenterhooks with its primetime move to BBC Two. This change means we can savour each of the 8 episodes until the unforgettable finale.
In the premiere of The Bridge IV, it’s looking rather bleak for our Swedish detective. “Saga’s in prison coping with the situation she’s in, so she hasn’t progressed – I would say she’s digressed,” Sofia explains. “She’s not in a good place at the start – but there’s still a big crime case for Henrik to solve with Saga’s help. I would say the final season is more dramatic than usual.” There will be funny moments too, including Saga’s cutting retorts.
Following the TV preview screening at London’s BFI Southbank on the 17th April, we caught a glimpse of the crime yet to come, with the stars of the show in attendance. Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt (Thure is pronounced as “Tura”, just so you know), were joined on stage for a candid Q&A, accompanied by series creator Hans Rosenfeldt and head writer Camilla Ahlgren
Look closer at the UK preview screening gallery here:
Not only was it revealed during the preview panel that Saga’s character was intended to be killed off in the first season (thankfully not), but Helin was more than happy to hang up the iconic heroine’s outfit for the very last time. Don’t worry, you can travel to the Technical and Maritime Museum in Malmö to see it on display, along with other recognisable set pieces from The Bridge.
Before you plan your Nordic pilgrimage to Saga and Henrik’s stomping ground, you can begin the countdown to your virtual return to the Øresund right here, right now.
Watch the first episode of The Bridge IV from 9pm on Friday 11th May on BBC Two