The popular Danish/Swedish series The Bridge is set to be back for a fourth season, Hans Rosenfeldt told The Guardian this week. The series has been a huge success since the first season hit Scandinavian television screens in 2011, and season three aired in Sweden in autumn 2015. “I think it will be a fourth season, and I’ll be very surprised if the ready signal from SVT and DR is not coming soon. We have made history, and the starting point is different” said Rosenfeldt in a rather cryptic way.
The fourth season may not exclude Kim Bodnia. Last year, Sofia Helin said that she felt burned out after the recording of season three, and then joked about a continuation, but in March it was revealed that she was back on board. Rosenfeldt did not dismiss the idea of Bodnia being back on board, with The Guardian claiming that he left the series in the first place due to artistic disagreements. “We’re still friends. He left because he thought his character should get out of jail, but we think he should remain. Meanwhile, there is nothing to suggest that Bodnia can not return if the story demands it, and we have a good reason for it. We have proved that no matter what the series will live without Bodnia” said Rosenfeldt.
Kim Bodnia has previously stated that he quit because he did feel confident recording in Malmo as he is Jewish. He has not ruled out a comeback, saying he will come back if the script warrants it.