Well, here we are again, on a border, two dead women's bodies cut in half and stuck together, two different police forces from two different countries having to investigate the crimes, and resolve their personal and cultural differences.
The Swedish-Danish co-production Bron/Broen - known in the UK as The Bridge - was a big success in both countries, one of BBC4's biggest successes of 2012 and has taken the rest of the world by storm, too. Given the story involved co-operation between two countries' police forces, it was always a natural for remakes, too.
We've already seen one example of such a remake in the US: The Bridge, which sees a US and a Mexican investigator pairing come together to solve a crime on the exact border of the US and Mexico. In some ways an almost exact duplicate, in others an improvement, but overall a blander dilution of the original, it's been renewed for a second season.
Chances are, we probably won't see it in the UK for a while, though, because the rights have already been acquired by the makers of a new Sky Atlantic/Canal+ co-production, The Tunnel. Yes, this time there's been a murder but because there's no bridge to France, it's all happening underground in the Channel Tunnel.
Starring Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones, Hunted, The One Game) and Clemence Poésy (Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire), The Tunnel is once against an almost exact replica of that original show, but surprisingly enough, there are still a few things the format can offer that we haven't seen before. Here are some trailers.