It looks like this is going to be the end of Saga…
It may not seem like breaking news as we have known for some time that The Bridge was set to return for another season. However, production company Nimbus Film announced the confirmation via Twitter last week to make it clear to fans that there is definitely a new season to look forward to! The Bridge IV will start filming at the end of this year and it will be the last season of the hit Nordic Noir show.
The Swedish broadcast SVT also confirmed the news, with the former head of drama Christian Wikander informing the Expressen that Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt will team up again as the detective duo in an eight-part farewell season. The Radio Times reports “Piv Bernth, the head of drama at The Bridge‘s Danish co-producer DR, said: “Without giving away the plot, it does not allow for further continuation”.”
Earlier this year, there was speculation about what audiences could expect from the new season storyline. In fact, back in June the writer and creator Hans Rosenfeldt revealed in a candid podcast with Swedish journalist Kristian Luuk that the preliminary plot for The Bridge IV would take place on Halloween. However, as hauntingly exciting as this tit-bit seemed, the concept was soon amended when Rosenfeldt clarified the direction of season four in a chat with the Huffington Post. “There was a rumour – started by me, accidentally, because I mentioned it by mistake – that the fourth series would be starting at Halloween. But we’ve actually changed that now. I think we’ve come up with possibly the most disturbing opening scene ever.”
How do we think (or want) the fourth season to finish with a chilling echo? How can the series tie-up loose ends? Will Henrik find his children and what impact will the memory of Saga’s mother have on her future? Do we want Saga and Henrik to make it in a professional as well as personal relationship – or is their kinship destined for doom? Following the shocking news of Kim Bodnia’s exit after the emotional season two finale – will he appear one last time to reprise his role as Martin Rohde in or outside prison?
The Bridge IV is due to air in the Nordic countries in 2018. As of yet, no UK release date has been scheduled. Keep checking at Nordic Noir & Beyond for more tantalising updates!