Returning: The Bridge

2014-03-25_2219Danish crime drama The Bridge returns to SBS ONE next month.

The 10-part second seasons sees world-weary Danish inspector Martin Rhode (Kim Bodnia) team up once again with young smart yet emotionally disconnected Swedish inspector Saga Norén (Sofia Helen) 13 months after the events of the first season.

When a coastal tanker leaves the Öresund waterway and is headed straight for the Øresund Bridge, the Coast Guard board the ship and discover there is no crew, and three Swedish and two Danish youths are chained below deck. Saga is put in charge of the case and contacts Martin, who is still haunted by the death of his son. Soon it turns out the chained youths were just the beginning and that someone wants to direct attention to the changing climate and the use of the planet’s resources and will stop at nothing to do it. It turns into a race against the clock to prevent a disaster where many lives are at stake.

Episode One:
A coastal tanker leaves the Öresund waterway and is headed straight for the Øresund Bridge. When the Coast Guard board the ship they discover there is no crew, and three Swedish and two Danish youths are chained below deck. The youths fall rapidly ill, and it soon emerges they’ve been infected with an extremely aggressive and contagious form of pneumonic plague.

Meanwhile Martin and Mette have separated, and Martin realises he needs to see Jens in prison in order to come to terms with the past. Saga is living together with her boyfriend for the first time.

Wednesday, 2 April at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.

10 Comments:

  1. @ Nate – Yes, have heard only good things about the Danish version, with many glowing reviews.
    Don’t mind the American version though – I do like Holder’s character.

  2. Horray for danish drama!
    The Americans tried to rip them off but, as usual come up pale in Comparison.

    I got the first season on dvd and sat down to to watch it recently.

    Hopefully they can keep up the suspense it Season 2!

  3. Saga reminds me a lot of Sarah Linden from the American version of The Killing.
    Very similar types.
    Both dark,gritty shows.

    Though I have heard that the Danish version of The Killing is better…will have to get around to watching one of these days.

  4. Saw this last year and it was pretty disappointing. The twists were unpredictable but the payoffs were laughable. It easily suffers from second season syndrome.

  5. Secret Squirrel

    Did someone mention high concept, complex, intelligent drama? Let’s see if 1,911,000 people tune in for this. Actually, 1,911,001 ‘cos I’ll be watching too.

  6. good to hear that this second season is coming back to air.

    Season 1 was great. One of the best dramas going around. Am looking forward to this season.

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