Endemol Shine India and Black Knight Film to adapt "The Bridge"

The popular Nordic Drama has aired in more than 188 countries.

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Endemol Shine India and Black Knight Films confirmed plans to adapt the Danish/Swedish scripted series, Bron/Broen (The Bridge). The all-new original Hindi edition will star Saif Ali Khan, who will also jointly produce the project under the Black Knight Films banner. “'The Bridge’s' script is powerful, as it speaks a language recognised and enjoyed by audiences sitting anywhere in the world," CEO Endemol Shine India Rishi Negi, said. "It is a global story that can be made distinctively local, using the basic premise of the series and we look forward to recreating the magic of this show to captivate the Indian audience.”

Originally created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt as a joint production of Sweden's Filmlance International, part of Banijay, and Denmark's Nimbus Film, "The Bridge" (Bron/Broen) was produced in co-production with Sveriges Television, DR, German Television network, ZDF Enterprises Gmbh, Film i Skåne, NRK, Copenhagen Film Fund, Lumiere Group, Stiftelsen Ystad Österlen Filmfond, with Norvision, and in co-operation with Malmö Stad.  The original has aired in more than 188 countries, and been adapted in seven territories. Provided by the Banijay library, the title's adaptations have crossed multiple languages, set across the international borders of US/Mexico, UK/France, Germany/Austria, Singapore/Malaysia and Russia/Estonia.

The present-day crime thriller exploresthe tensions between two neighboring countries. The concept of the program is said to have global appeal as it can be understood and appreciated by a global audience that is used to living in a world of borders. The show opens with a dead body discovered on a border that is shared by two countries - half the body lies in one and the other half in another. This discovery leads to a joint investigation by the police forces of the two regions, forcing detectives from both sides to work together to solve the crime.

“As an actor and producer, this is the one-of-a-kind opportunity that one waits for. It is a story that has been adapted the world over and loved by audiences, irrespective of their geographies, so yes, my team and I at Black Knight Films – Kunjal Punamiya (CEO/co-producer) and Pavan Kriplani (Creative Producer/co- producer) are super excited to be associated with this project and getting it rolling,” said Saif Ali Khan, actor and producer (Black Knight Films) of the series.

 

'The Bridge’s' script is powerful, as it speaks a language recognized and enjoyed by audiences sitting anywhere in the world. It is a global story that can be made distinctively local, using the basic premise of the series and we look forward to recreating the magic of this show to captivate the Indian audience.”” Rishi Negi CEO, Endemol Shine India

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