Get swept away with this thrilling glimpse at the upcoming drama series for 2016!
Follow the Money
The discovery of a corpse close to a wind farm in Denmark triggers a sinister police investigation that reveals links to suspicious goings on at Energreen – a giant environmentally friendly energy organisation that is said to be “one of the most successful companies in Denmark”. By promoting its stake in the future with irrefutable pronouncements that “the world will run only on sustainable energy”, the rising power of Energreen is set to dominate the more than the Danish landscape. Before long, the revered image of the acclaimed company is scrutinised for being embroiled in corruption and fraud.
Written by Jeppe Gjervig Gram, whose credits include the politically charged DR series Borgen (2010-2013), the story centres round three simultaneous strands: the murder investigation, headed by Mads (Bo Larsen – Festen, 1998 and The Hunt, 2012), the dubious Energreen CEO Alexander (Nikolaj Lie Kaas – Brothers, 2004 and The Keeper of Lost Causes, 2013) who is being investigated internally without his knowledge, and ex-convict Nicky (Esben Smed) caught up in the mix of the fraudulent scheme. Each strand intertwines as we try to keep up with the trail in order to Follow the Money.
In the middle of a murder investigation, a rural coastal town nestled within a vast and spectacular fjord is enveloped in an almighty storm. Following the arrival of a Danish ship and the grisly discovery of a severed corpse in the harbour, Chief of Police Andri (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) sets his sights on the mysterious vessel. However, when the tempestuous environment causes Andri to become confined within the ship’s quarters amongst the suspicious crew, he must uncover the crime in an even harsher claustrophobic climate.
Trapped premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to rave reviews for the show and from filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur; best known for writing, directing and producing Icelandic films such as 101 Reykjavík (2000) and The Deep (2012). Kormákur’s recent foray into English-language cinema has generated international acclaim with Everest (2015); a poignant dramatisation of the fateful expedition of 1996, boasting a Hollywood ensemble cast. Trapped co-stars recognisable faces: Bjarne Henriksen (The Killing I, 2007) and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude, 2015- ).
As with Energreen’s launch, we encourage you to countdown to the exciting new crime series to watch in 2016!
Follow the Money and Trapped will be aired on BBC Four. The air date for Follow the Money is currently TBC, however Trapped is set to keep us bound to our television screens in February.