The dysfunctional Danish family feuds continue on Sky Arts ahead of its eagerly anticipated release for home entertainment.
Following the Robert Award-winning stars Trine Dyrholm, Marie Bach Hansen and Jesper Christensen appearing at the Nordicana: Nordic Noir & Beyond Live 2015 London festival earlier this month, Sky Arts returned to the Grønnegaard estate on 12th June with the second season premiere.
We left the Grønnegaard family in an uncertain state in the first season finale: Frederik (Carsten Bjørnlund) not only experienced debilitating defeat in his marriage from the revelation that wife Solveig (Lene Maria Christensen) cheated on him with his brother Emil (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), but his inheritance was lost to illegitimate daughter Signe “Sunshine” Larsen (Marie Bach Hansen). Not only this, youngest sibling Emil is imprisoned in Thailand following false charges of the possession of narcotics.
In the second season Gro (Trine Dyrholm) is at the centre of the relentless drama as she struggles to adapt to the new hierarchy with Signe as the new head of the household. Her plans to help Emil from his incarceration are met with animosity from Frederik as he attempts to save his own fractured family. Not only this, Gro must channel her maternal matriarchal side as eccentric bohemian father Thomas (Jesper Christensen) is left holding the baby Melody, after his young lover Isa (Josephine Park) disappears.
Fans have already been praising the latest season on Twitter:
“OMG! Can television get more entertaining than The Legacy? #arvingerne”
If you haven’t already been drawn into the new dilemmas of the perpetually flawed characters, tune into Sky Arts every Friday at 9pm.
The Legacy season two is available to buy from 27th July. Pre-order your copy from the Arrow Films shop on DVD and Blu-ray here. Why not own the whole saga with the complete Season 1 & 2 boxset on DVD?