The Bridge


Jamie Brown’s Grand River meets The Bridge for WW2 play adaptation

Talent packager and financier Grand River Productions has partnered up with Amanda Groom’s The Bridge on a TV adaptation of Bob Baldwin and Max Kinnings’ stage play Wireless Operator. The play, which was inspired by the wartime experiences and subsequent un-diagnosed PTSD of Baldwin’s father, was part of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Baldwin directed […]

ATF 2019: Five key takeaways from this year’s Asia TV Forum

Amanda Groom, founder and MD of global media advisory firm The Bridge, tells TBI about the key trends emerging from this year’s Asia TV Forum, which ended today in Singapore. Here at The Bridge, we have for some time been discussing Asia coming of age. This year’s Asia TV Forum (ATF) has proved that the […]

Territory focus: Thailand – Hitting the high notes

Thailand is establishing itself as a hotspot for production ingenuity both regionally and on the international stage. Amanda Groom of advisory firm The Bridge gives Richard Middleton a rundown of why the country should be on your radar As far as Asian format exports go, it’s hard to beat The Masked Singer for making a […]

Endemol Shine extends ‘The Bridge’ to Croatia, Serbia

Endemol Shine Group (ESG) has secured a deal for a 10 x 50-minute Croatian/Serbian version of The Bridge, to be produced by Adrenalin Serbia for RTL Croatia and RTS Serbia. It marks the sixth local adaptation of the award-winning series, which has so far been remade in the US/Mexico, UK/France, Germany/Austria, Russia/Estonia and Malaysia/Singapore. Originally […]

Op-Ed: Look to Asian drama remakes for creative renewal

Amanda Groom, MD of co-production specialist The Bridge, explains why Asian remakes such as SBS Korea’s take on Miss Marple, Ms. Ma, Nemesis, are breathing new life into Western drama IP.  A growing trend across Asia is seeing remakes of Western drama resulting in exciting adaptations of characters and story lines we think we already know. […]

Liberty: DR’s last international drama?

Ahead of the news that DR is to cut spend on international drama and focus its efforts on regional content, Nick Edwards reports on what may well be the last of big international investments in the genre at the Danish broadcaster With shows such as The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, Danish national broadcaster DR […]

Bridging local and global: Lars Blomgren on his new move

The Bridge producer Lars Blomgren sits with TBI to discuss his preparation for an upcoming role as head of scripted for non-English language titles at Endemol Shine. You only have to look at Blomgren’s own hit drama The Bridge (Bron), and its successful international adaptations in Denmark, the US, UK and France, as well as […]

HBO Asia picks up Asian adaptation of The Bridge

HBO Asia is set to air the Asian adaptation of Endemol Shine’s The Bridge, a Viu original, this November. From November 26th the show will be available on the Viu OTT service in all available markets. On the same date it will also appear on HBO, HBO GO and HBO On Demand in: Brunei, Cambodia, […]

ZDF strengthens its Bridge to Latin America

ZDF has sold the fourth and final season of Bron (The Bridge) to DirecTV Latin America. The first three seasons were successfully broadcast on the pay-TV channel OnDirecTV, leading the Latin American broadcast to re-up on the Swedish/Danish noir thriller. “We’re proud to have been the channel to widely introduce Latin American audiences to the incredible […]

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