The Bridge is a Scandinavian crime television series created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt. It is a joint creative and financed production between Sweden’s Sveriges Television and Denmark’s DR. It has been shown in over 100 countries. It was broadcast on the Swedish SVT1 and Danish DR1 during the autumn of 2011 and on the United Kingdom’s BBC Four the following spring.
Three series of the show have been broadcast, all starring Sofia Helin as the Swedish police detective Saga Norén. In the first and second, her Danish counterpart is Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia), and in the third, Henrik Sabroe (Thure Lindhardt). The series is primarily set in Malmö and Copenhagen and uses the Øresund Bridge that connects the two cities as a plot device. The first series begins with a police investigation following the discovery of a dead body on the bridge.