Bron|Broen (the former title is Swedish and the latter Danish), known in English-speaking markets as The Bridge, is a thriller co-produced by the national TV companies of Denmark and Sweden. The first series was shown in its native countries in 2011, and in 2012 followed Forbrydelsen onto BBC 4 in the UK. A second season has been confirmed in Scandinavia for a late 2013 release. An American remake premiered in 2013 on FX, with the action taking place on the US/Mexico border. UK cable channel Sky Atlantic have also confirmed a remake called The Tunnel to be set in the UK/France, which aired in 2013.The series begins when a body (two halves of two separate womens' bodies) is discovered on the Øresund bridge that links Copenhagen (Denmark) with Malmö (Sweden), carefully dumped at the exact point where the bridge is divided by the international border. As a result, the two cities' police forces are forced to collaborate on the investigation, led by Saga Norén (Sweden) and Martin Rohde (Denmark). Threatening messages are then received by the police and media, from somebody purporting to have committed the murders to draw attention to social problems.In the second season, Martin and Saga are reunited when the discovery of a Ghost Ship turns out to be the first in a series of attacks by a group of apparent ecoterrorists.Because of the events of the second series finale, in which Martin possibly murders an antagonist and potentially puts a Danish storyline out of play for a while, it is rumored that a possible third season will involve a detective from Norway.
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