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'The Bridge' gets Sky Atlantic British/French remake

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Critically acclaimed Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge is being reworked by Sky Atlantic with an Anglo-French twist.

The new 10-part series is a co-production from Kudos Film and TV and Shine France Films and is being written by Ben Richards (Spooks, Outcasts, Party Animals).

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Renamed The Tunnel, the drama will have the backdrop of Europe in crisis and will centre on the death of a French politician, whose body is found on the border between the UK and France.

Detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann from their respective countries will form an uneasy partnership as they attempt to catch a serial killer, who wants to highlight the moral bankruptcy of modern society.

It will be a bilingual production - a broadcasting first in the UK and France.

Elaine Pyke, director at Sky Atlantic, said: "I'm delighted to announce The Tunnel as part of Sky Atlantic HD's burgeoning drama slate. Following Hit & Miss and Falcon, we are establishing Sky Atlantic as the home of great British drama as well as continuing to have the best of the US."

In the US, cable network FX is currently developing its own remake of The Bridge, which will star Demián Bichir, Diane Kruger and Annabeth Gish.

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