The Legacy and other Nordic TV you should see!

Dark dramas are something of a Danish TV speciality. Not only has Denmark brought the world The Killing and Borgen, but it's also responsible for five other Emmy-winning Danish TV series, many of which are Scandinavian crime dramas. Here's a guide to the best Danish drama out there right now...

The Legacy

The Legacy (Arvingerne)

The Legacy is the story of four siblings, struggling with dark family secrets in the wake of their mother's passing. There are many familiar faces in The Legacy, including Trine Dyrholm, who starred with Pierce Brosnan in Love Is All You Need, Jesper Christensen from Casino Royal & Quantum of Solace,  and Carsten Bjørnlund from The Killing. 


1864 - Denmark's biggest ever TV series

1864 premiered on Danish TV in autumn 2014 and was the biggest Danish TV series ever made. This lavish fictional retelling of the 1864 war between Denmark and Germany was filmed on the island of Fyn and in Southern Denmark, where you can visit the actual sites where battles took place. Watch the English trailer!

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The Killing

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1864 - See the trailer for the biggest Danish series ever!