After it had been announced that a new project was in the works from creators of Borgen and The Killing, many Nordic Noir fans were on the edge of their seats awaiting a sneak preview. The wait is now over as a trailer for the upcoming Danish drama has arrived.
The Legacy is based in a country manor in Denmark owned by acclaimed and infamous artist Veronika Grønnegaard. After her sudden death, Veronika’s five adult children come together to discuss their mother’s will and wealthy estate. This ten-part series follows the lives of the foremost characters as they each examine their upbringing after being raised in an unconventional and privileged household. As they reflect on their lives, each decides what effect their family has had on each other as forgotten secrets emerge and their sanity slowly begins to unravel.
Produced by DR Fikiton, The Legacy is brought to you from the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning team behind The Killing and Borgen. Filmmaker and award-winning actress Pernilla August directs this Danish series written by acclaimed screenwriter Maya Ilsøe. The Legacy features prominent Danish actors Trine Dyrholm, star of Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen, Carsten Bjørnlund – Major Christian Søgaard in The Killing – and Kirsten Olesen.
The Legacy will premiere on Sky Arts at 10pm on November 26th, 2014 and is also available to watch via Virgin Media.