ZDF ENTERPRISES LICENSES DRAMA “THE BRIDGE” TO ISRAEL’S KAN

The Nordic crime drama “The Bridge” (1-4 seasons) has been sold by ZDF Enterprises to Israel’s public broadcaster KAN, in a deal brokered by Yuliya Fischer, Director of ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises.

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The Nordic crime drama “The Bridge” (1-4 seasons) has been sold by ZDF Enterprises to Israel’s public broadcaster KAN, in a deal brokered by Yuliya Fischer, Director of ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises.

“The Bridge” proved to be so popular it has been remade five times across the following countries: UK/France, USA/Mexico, Estonia/Russia, Malaysia/Singapore, and Germany/Austria. Winner of two Golden Nymph Awards, the series stars Swedish actress Sofia Helin as the incomparable Saga Norén, and Danish actors Kim Bodnia and Thure Lindhardt.

"We are happy to have concluded our first deal with ZDF Enterprises and acquired ‘The Bridge,’ one of the cult drama series in Nordic noir genre. Regardless of its production year and the fact that it has already been shown in Israel, we believe that due to its high quality production, ‘The Bridge’ (Ha Gesher) will earn repeated interest of our audiences. The series is schedule to air starting January 23, 2021,"  said Sara Gaon, Head of Acquisitions at KAN/IPBC.

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama, added: “‘The Bridge,’ with one of the most captivating female detectives ever to grace the small screen, belongs in the category of excellently written drama that transcends language barriers. This is our first drama contract with KAN, and we are thrilled to see this timeless classic on Israeli screens soon”.

Created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt, “The Bridge” is produced by Filmlance (Sweden) and Nimbus Film (Denmark) in co-production with ZDF, DR, SVT and ZDF Enterprises, who is also the global distributor for the series. Worldwide sales for the 38-hour series so far include: BBC, Amazon, Antena TV, Arrow Films, AXN Spain, Bontonfilm, Canal+, Czech TV, DirecTV, Estonia Public Broadcasting, Fox Cable Network, Fox International, Globosat, Google, Hotvision, HRT, Hulu, Ivi.ru, Joyn, LTV, MHz Networks, Netflix, PopTV, RSI, RTS, SBS, Sky Italy and Germany, Studiocanal, Telekom Germany, TFC, TG4, TRT, Chérie 25, Arte France, and Azerbaijan Public Channel, among others.

'The Bridge,’ with one of the most captivating female detectives ever to grace the small screen, belongs in the category of excellently written drama that transcends language barriers”

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