The annual Swedish Emmy’s honours The Bridge as Best TV Drama of 2016!
Earlier this month, the Swedish version of the Emmy’s – the Kristallen Awards – took place in Stockholm. Running against other critically acclaimed television series, including Modus, Gåsmamman, Black Widows, and The Most Forbidden – The Bridge celebrated by winning the prize for Best TV Drama of 2016! Following its glorified return of Sofia Helin as Saga Norén in the third season last year, this latest accolade increases our anticipation for season four.
From the illustrious ceremony, the Nordisk Film and TV Fond shared Bo Ehrhardt’s, the Danish producer of Nimbus Film, exciting achievement: “Kristallen is a coveted award to win in a strong field. The award confirms that we have succeeded with our Danish-Swedish cooperation between Nimbus Film and Filmlance alongside our national TV stations DR and SVT. Like fine wine The Bridge only gets better with time. We’re now working on the perfect finish with the fourth and final season which premieres worldwide in 2018.” The Bridge IV is set to be the final season of the show, written and created by Hans Rosenfeldt. Season four will be directed by Rumle Hammerich and Henrik Georgsson.
In addition to The Bridge’s win, upcoming Swedish crime drama Modus received a nomination in the same category. The series, adapted from Anne Holt’s best-selling books, is written by International Emmy Award-winning screenwriters Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe. Modus also stars Melinda Kinnaman who joined the supporting cast in The Bridge III. In other top categories at the Kristallen Awards, Cilla Thorell claimed the coveted Best Actress in TV drama for the mini-series The Most Forbidden. Another new show from Filmlance International, Spring Tide, won 30 Degrees in February star Kjell Bergqvist Best Actor. Like Modus, Spring Tide is scheduled for a second season from SVT. The public broadcaster SVT, co-producer of The Bridge, basked in success by collecting 12 trophies in total, out of 18 prestigious awards of the night.
The Bridge IV begins filming in November and scheduled to be aired on Nordic television in 2018.