What the Swedish critics are saying about the new season of THE BRIDGE

The premiere of the final season of the Swedish/Danish crime series The Bridge took place last week, and the first reviews have begun to appear in Swedish media.

The third season of The Bridge ended with Saga Norén forced out of her Malmö police job and agreeing to help Henrik Sabroe find his missing children. The fourth season takes place two years later, with Norén in prison after being convicted of her mothers murder and waiting for her case to be reviewed. Meanwhile, Henrik is working on a case after the head of Copenhagen’s immigration office was stoned to death.

Warning: these reviews contain spoilers, so read on with caution!

Expressen gave the first two episodes a three out of five, saying that it was a “very promising” start and “exciting from the first second”. Helin was praised for how she portrayed Saga. It was the subplot about twins that was not impressive and failed to add anything to the show.

In the Aftonbladet daily, reviewers rated the show four out of five, saying that the team behind The Bridge have put together the final season with “the kind of casual and clear confidence that only those who know they have always been the best in class can afford”. The Aftonbladet review also gave a bit more detail about the new setting of the show. Unlike the previous seasons, creators have already revealed that the final season will be set more in Denmark than in Sweden, and will no longer be city-based.

The final season of The Bridge premieres in Sweden on the 1st of January 2018.


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.