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What we’ll learn about Saga in The Bridge’s final season

The writer behind Swedish-Danish crime drama hit The Bridge has revealed one interesting detail we're going to find out more about in the series' fourth and final season.

What we'll learn about Saga in The Bridge's final season
Sofia Helin as Saga Norén. Photo: Carolina Romare/Filmlance International AB

Writer Hans Rosenfeldt spoke to Swedish tabloid Expressen after Danish broadcasters confirmed that the fourth season is also going to be the final season of the Nordic Noir mega hit.

“We all went into the fourth season to finish it, not least Sofia [Helin, who plays lead character Saga Norén] who has an enormously tough schedule, away from her family for six months. So we said: if we're doing another one it will be the last one,” said Hans Rosenfeldt.

He also revealed that the majority of the plot would be based in Copenhagen, but declined to divulge much more about the hyped season apart from one detail about the detective heroine's iconic green Porsche 911.

“We're changing countries for the investigation itself. It has always been Sweden-based but now it's going to be Denmark-based.”

“There's going to be a case to solve and then both lead characters will have a personal journey, and the less I say about that the better, I think. But one small detail is that we're going to find out where Saga got her Porsche from,” he said.

The head of drama at Danish broadcaster DR, a co-producer behind the series, Piv Bernth, confirmed last week that the series is not expected to continue beyond the fourth season.

“Without giving away the plot, it does not allow for further continuation,” she said in a press release.

As The Local has previously reported, the premiere date for the fourth season has not yet been set, but the eight episodes are expected to air at some point in 2018 in the Nordic countries.

Sofia Helin and Thure Lindhardt will both return as Swedish and Danish detectives Saga Norén and Henrik Sabroe in the new season, which kicks off around a year-and-a-half after the last episode. Shooting is scheduled to start in November.

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The Bridge’s Porsche 911 to be auctioned for charity

The Porsche 911S driven by lead character Saga Norén in hit Danish-Swedish series The Bridge will be sold at auction, with profits going to charity.

The Bridge's Porsche 911 to be auctioned for charity
Saga Norén, played by Sofia Helin, with the 1977 Porsche 911S from The Bridge. Photo: Carolina Romare/Bonhams

With the series having concluded earlier this year, the iconic 1970s sports car is now set to be given a new home, Danish broadcaster DR reports.

The olive green car will be sold at the Bonhams Festival of Speed Sale in Goodwood in the United Kingdom on July 13th, with money raised to be donated to WaterAid, a Swedish NGO which aims for the entire world to have access to clean water by 2030.

Production companies Filmlance International and Nimbus Film, who collaborated with DR and its Swedish counterpart SVT on the series, agreed to give up funds raised from the sale to the cause.

Actor Sofia Helin, who played Saga in the all four seasons of the series, which began in 2011, is an ambassador for the charity.

Helin will be present at the auction of the Porsche in the UK next month.

“Saga’s Porsche is a big part of my life as an actor and is also a part of television history. I’m happy that this iconic car can also be beneficial after The Bridge,” Helin told DR.


Saga Norén's car on the Öresund Bridge. Photo: Jens Juncker/Bonhams

“(The production companies) have been very generous to agree to everything. They’re the ones that own the car, so in theory they could have sold it themselves and kept the money,” she said to Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

The Nordic Noir series was hugely successful in both Scandinavia and the UK and several other countries have created their own series about police work across borders.

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