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Chinese and Indian remakes of ‘The Bridge’ may be in the works

The producer behind the hit Swedish/Danish television drama The Bridge has announced he is interested in future remakes of the television series.

Lars Blomgren spoke to Deadline about his interest in remaking the hit Scandinavian crime drama. He has recently been moved to a new position at Endemol Shine Group and his new position is designed to bolster the foreign-language drama slate. He is now the head of Scripted, Europe, Middle East and Africa from the 1st of September.

While he admitted that the door is beginning to close on The Bridge, especially considering it has had five international remakes, he is still looking to create a couple more adaptations in specific markets. 

So far, The Bridge has been remade in the US, UK/France, Singapore/Malaysia. In total, five versions of the series exist. 

The Killing and Bron opened the door for subtitled drama and non-English shows. We’ve done five versions [of Bron]. The challenge right now is that you don’t want the different versions to compete with each other. Can we do another one in Asia now that we’ve done Singapore, Malaysia? I would love to crack China, and another one is India. I would to have an Indian Bridge,” Blomgren said to Deadline.

Blomgren has previously said he wanted to make a version between North and South Korea, or between Russia and the Ukraine. Perhaps those will be a little more complicated to make than one in India (and Nepal? or Pakistan?)

You can read the full interview over at Deadline. What country combination would you like to see in The Bridge?

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.