The Bridge is getting another international adaptation, this time in Asia.
The story will be set around a bridge connecting Singapore and Malaysia (there are 2) by SVOD service Viu. Once again a body is left on the border of Singapore and Malaysia. Two investigators, one from each country, must work together to catch a killer bent on highlighting social problems.
“Today’s news is in that same vein and we believe that working with Endemol Shine to tell this gripping story, while also making it uniquely our own, will captivate our viewers,” said Kingsley Warner, the country manager for Viu Malaysia.
Cathy Payne, chief executive of Endemol Shine International said: “Partnering with Viu is a natural fit for us, given it’s the leading OTT in Southeast Asia. We expect the premium format of The Bridge to resonate strongly in this region.”
The Bridge, which recently concluded its Swedish / Denmark series, has previously been adapted for the US and UK (The Tunnel) markets as well as Germany-Austria, and Russia-Estonia versions.
Production begins in June.