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New Danish drama explores secrets from the past


Sky Arts has acquired the acclaimed ten-part Danish drama, The Legacy (Arvingerne) from the makers of The Killing and Borgen – European production house DR Fiktion.

Directed by the internationally acclaimed actor and director Pernilla August and created by author Maya Ilsøe, the series follows the death of progressive internationally-renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard and traces the story of Veronika’s four adult children, whose distinctive upbringing has affected their lives in very different ways.

The division of Veronika’s estate marks the beginning of a journey into a complex set of secrets and lies for her four children. The series paints a portrait of a Danish family and their children, coming to terms with the challenges of change and the traces of violent upheaval from their past.

The Legacy stars: Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen, Lene Maria Christensen, Carsten Bjørnlund (The Killing), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Marie Bach Hansen and Trond Espen Seim.

James Hunt, Director Sky Arts comments, “Sky Arts is the home of critically-acclaimed foreign language dramas from Italy, Israel, France, Portugal and Spain, and now, with its award-winning pedigree, acclaimed production team, director and cast, we’re extremely excited to bring this brilliant and gripping Danish drama to the UK exclusively for the first time.”

The Legacy will air exclusively in the UK this autumn on Sky Arts in Danish with English subtitles.