The Danish crime drama kicks off a new series to our Scandi weekends!
Scandi crime fans need not fret, following the dramatic finale to the chilling Icelandic murder mystery, Trapped last week. This latest addition to the Nordic Noir collection promises to provide us with an irresistible burst of energy to keep our hearts pumping. Get ready to be drawn into the nefarious intrigue, as the first back-to-back episodes launch the UK premiere of Follow the Money on BBC Four this Saturday!
Follow the Money is a tense new crime drama starring Bo Larsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Natalie Madueño, Esben Smed Jensen, Claes Ljungmark and Lars Simonsen. After a body is discovered near a wind farm in Denmark, the police turn their attention to the environmentally-friendly energy giant Energreen. Detective Mads (Larsen) suspects the renewal energy organisation’s CEO Alexander (Lie Kaas) is not as innocent as he portrays himself to be. At the same time, Alexander is being investigated internally by lawyer Claudia (Madueño) without his knowledge. As Energreen’s revered image falls under scrutiny for being involved in corruptive practices, ex-convict Nicky (Smed Jensen) gets caught up in the middle of the fraudulent plot.
Following the premiere of Follow the Money (‘Bedrag’) in Denmark, the show has received positive praise:
“A premiere that was put together by the book – challenging without being confusing and tough, but also tender and touching.” – Henning Høeg, BT.dk
“Already, we know that Bedrag is a series that you have to follow. Realism, emotion, excitement – everything is balanced to perfection.” – Kristian Lindberg, Berlingske
“In the first episode Bedrag manages to show our society’s maturity in the pursuit of superficial values built around believable characters who authentically play in all environments.” – Karen Dyssel, Kristeligt Dagblad
So that we have enough to sink our teeth into this weekend, BBC Four continues to air the best Nordic Noir series with double episodes. In the first episode, the dead body sparks the thrilling case. Meanwhile, Claudia’s discovery of potential insider trading within the practically perfect walls of Energreen takes the story deeper in the tense second chapter.
Watch the first two episodes of Follow the Money on Saturday 19th March from 9pm on BBC Four