Bodnia has upset the apple cart by announcing that he will not be signing on for a third season of the hit Scandinavian crime thriller series.
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Nothing can upset a television producer more than when one of the key stars of a hit television series decides to drop out midflight. This also appears to be the case in Scandinavia where local TV personality Kim Bodnia succeeded in wiping the smile of the faces of “Nordic Noir” joint production teams from Denmark and Sweden by announcing that he will not be signing on for a third season of the Bridge, the hit crime thriller series in which stars as Detective Martin Rohde.
The Bridge, created and written by Danish author and screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt, has not only been a tremendous hit throughout Scandinavia, but has also captured the strong cult following in the UK.
Bosnia is remaining tight lipped, at least for the meantime, as to why he has decided to call it quits on the Bridge, and part company with the extremely vivacious Sofia Helin who appeared as his alter ego in the first two seasons of the crime thriller.
What is for sure is that Hans Rosenfeldt and the Swedish/ Danish producers have a problem how to handle this new situation, with Bodnia reportedly adamant that he has quit the show and will not appear again in the role of Martin Rohde.
Rumours from the set have it that Bodnia was unhappy with the way the show’s writers are handling the script, and that he was unhappy on how his character was being developed.
Meanwhile the Danish/Swedish production collaborators are emanating business as usual and that the third season will see Saga Norén taking more of the leading role, whilst interacting with a new team of detectives.
Commenting on the situation Rosenfeldt promised that, when the third season of the Bridge, does eventually hit the television screens, which could now be late in 2015, “ no one will be disappointed.”
Kim Bodnia graduated from the Statens Teaterskole (National School of Theatre) in Copenhagen in 1991.
After his graduation Bodnia rapidly carved himself out a career in the Danish film industry, appearing in several productions throughout the Nineties and Noughties.
Eventually Bodnia built himself a reputation throughout Scandinavia appearing in several Norwegian film productions, as well as a Bollywood crime/comedy movie entitled “Delhi Belly” where he played the part of Vladimir Dragunsky, a chief shakes Russian gangster.