New Scandi drama, The Legacy

From the makers of THE KILLING comes Danish drama The Legacy (Arvingerne) on Sky Arts in late November. Following the death of internationally-renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard, THE LEGACY traces the story of Veronika’s four adult children, whose distinctive upbringing has affected their lives in very different ways.

First broadcast on the Danish national television channel DR1 on 1 January 2014, The Legacy starts out at the legendary manor Grønnegaard on Southern Funen, where the internationally renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard has lived an eccentric and colourful life since the wild sixties. The serial follows Veronika’s four adult children whose free and chaotic childhood at Grønnegaard has left its mark on them in very different ways. They live scattered to the four winds until Veronika unexpectedly dies and they are forced to gather to wind up the estate. Just before she dies, Veronika leaves the manor to her daughter Signe, who was given up for adoption. Signe lives with her partner in a quiet residential area in the local town and has never known the truth of her parentage. What was meant to be a quick and painless estate division becomes the start of a journey into secrets and lies that turn their lives upside down and forces them to look at each other and themselves with new eyes.


And don’t worry if you get really into it and will be sad to see it end… It’s been so popular in Denmark that a follow up, a second season of seven more episodes is currently in production and is due to be broadcast on Danish television in January 2015. Perhaps to follow to the UK too.

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