"A must watch." - The Times
"Terrific." - The Guardian
"Instantly gripping." - Daily Telegraph
"Superb Scandi-noir thriller." - Daily Mail
"Brilliant Swedish-Danish drama." - Metro
"Shocking and compelling." - Daily Mirror
"Intense." - Daily Star
Arrow TV is thrilled to announce the DVD & Blu-ray release of the highly anticipated final season of BAFTA winning crime drama The Bridge on Monday 2nd July 2018 starring Sofia Helin as Saga Norén and Thure Lindhardt as Henrik Sabroe.
The first of the eight new episodes aired on BBC TWO on Friday 11th May and the Season will conclude on Friday 29th June. For all those who can’t wait for the DVD and Blu-ray release, each episode will be available on Digital Download the day after transmission.
Saga and Henrik are brought together once again to solve a series of macabre and gruesome murders that start when a high-ranking government officer, the director general of the Immigration Service, is stoned to death. Increasingly, it appears that the murders have a personal connection with the Danish police team that Henrik is at the very centre of.
In the midst of this fraught and complex case, Saga tries to make sense of her deepening relationship with Henrik and becomes determined to demonstrate how much he means to her by solving, once and for all, the deep mystery from his past that has been haunting him.
To celebrate the home entertainment release of the Danish-Swedish TV sensation, Arrow TV will release its exclusive Nordic Noir Classics range the same day as The Bridge IV. The range includes Wallander – The Krister Henriksson Collection Volume 1, The Killing Trilogy, Borgen Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy and The Bridge I-IV. Each Box Set is finished with a never-seen before, elegant packaging featuring iconic artwork from each series.
Wallander – The Krister Henriksson Collection Volume 1 is based on the best-selling books by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell. Mankell’s most iconic character detective Kurt Wallander, portrayed by Krister Henriksson, is infamous for being a headstrong maverick who eats poorly, sleeps irregularly and drinks too much.
Each episode dives into a different case in and around Ystad. In his first screen case, Kurt Wallander investigates a religious cult with the help of rookie Linda, his daughter.
Being the first Scandinavian acquisition for the BBC, Wallander started the chain-reaction that has seen the Scandinavian crime genre become one of the best-loved and most talked about in television culture.
The first to follow Wallander was the all-conquering Danish crime drama The Killing starring Sofie Gråbøl as Sarah Lund. It wasn’t just The Killing’s grippingly moreish storylines that enthralled the nation; it was the show’s Scandinavian style, its bleak Nordic scenery and the connections so easily forged with its central characters that turned the show into a full-blown cultural phenomenon and it even won a BAFTA.
We first meet Sarah Lund on what is supposed to be her last day at the Copenhagen Police Department; all set to immigrate to Sweden with her fiancée. When a 19-year girl is found raped and brutally murdered those plans are put on hold. Over the course of 20 episodes, each a day in the investigation, Sarah leaves no stone unturned as violence and political pressure cast their shadow over her investigation.
Season 2 picks up two years after the events of the first Season, Sarah has been stripped of her investigative role and transferred to a low-key job in the country. Her former boss calls Sarah back to assist with the case of a female lawyer, who is found murdered in macabre and puzzling circumstances. Reluctant at first, Sarah gets engrossed with the case, which turns into a race against time.
In the final Season, Sarah Lund has found a new sense of peace, a new job and home. This newfound peace is turned upside down when a seemingly random murder at a scrap yard in Copenhagen pulls Sarah back in the world of crime and conspiracies, threatening everything.
Following the success of The Killing, Borgen achieved record-breaking ratings for a Nordic series debut when it first aired on BBC Four in 2012. Winning “Best International Award” at the BAFTAs the same year, Borgen continued to grow the love for the Nordic Noir genre.
Season 1 starts when Brigitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) becomes Denmark’s first ever female prime minster. The Season follows Brigitte through the early stages of her premiership as she juggles the high demands of her profession with her personal life.
Brigitte has been in power for two years, at the beginning of Season 2, which have taken their toll on her family. She finds herself now balancing her role of Prime Minster with being a divorced single-mother. The tensions between the parties reach fever pitch over Denmark’s participation in the war in Afghanistan as Brigitte finds herself in a precarious situation.
Two and a half-years later, Brigitte has changed her life and has left politics completely. She is now a highly-paid speaker in business circles and sits on the boards of several blue chip corporations. When her old friend and mentor, Bent Sejrø (Lars Knutzen) becomes disillusioned with the political situation and the new party leadership, he tries to persuade Brigitte to return to the political arena.
Next in line was The Bridge pulling more than 1 million viewers into its gripping storyline and beating Borgen’s record-breaking ratings. The first notes of the opening theme have haunted viewers ever since 2012 and fans will get an out of norm, for Scandinavian productions, fourth and final season.
Season I begins when the body of a woman is found precisely placed in the middle of the Øresund Bridge. As the top-half lies in Swedish territory, and the bottom in Danish, a bi-national Scandinavian detective team is put together to solve the crime – Swedish detective Saga Norén (Sofia Helin) and Danish detective Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia).
Season II picks-up 13 months after the end of the first, and much has changed in Saga’s and Martin’s private lives. When an old tankers crashes into the Øresund Bridge and unconscious teenagers from Sweden and Denmark are found on board, Saga reaches out to Martin for help.
When a prominent Danish gender campaigner is found murdered in Malmö, at the beginning of Season III, Swedish detective Saga is assigned a new Danish colleague to help with the investigation, but their relationship does not get off to a good start with feelings still running high about Saga’s involvement in sending her previous Danish partner to jail for murder.
The Legacy debuted on UK screens in 2015 and enthralled the nation with a Downton Abbey inspired Scandinavian TV show. The Legacy is a character driven drama that examines what it means to be a family in a time when traditional family patterns have undergone radical change.
Season 1 introduces us to the four adult children of internationally-renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard (Kirsten Olesen), who are living separate lives until Veronika dies. When they come together again to take care of their legacy, the four siblings are in for a surprise. What should have been a quick and painless division of their mother’s estate turns into a journey into secret and lies when the other siblings learn that Veronika left the stately home to her daughter Signe (Marie Bach Hansen), whom Veronika gave up for adoption and who doesn’t know about the truth about her origins.
As Signe’s half-siblings are all still quite attached to the manor, the tension rises throughout Season 2. The supposedly easy division of the sibling’s legacy leads to more and more conflict and pins the different desires and agendas against each other. Nothing stays hidden and emotions are running high.
The final season is marked by a landmark event, which forces the four siblings to consider what they want to do with their lives and whether they want to do good for the world and for their community.