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The Legacy 

Arvingerne (original title)
The death of a matriarch brings forgotten secrets out into the open and causes a prolonged battle for the family inheritance.

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Maya Ilsøe
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Trine Dyrholm ...  Gro Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Marie Bach Hansen ...  Signe Larsen 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Carsten Bjørnlund Carsten Bjørnlund ...  Frederik Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ...  Emil Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Lene Maria Christensen ...  Solveig Riis Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Trond Espen Seim ...  Robert Eliassen / ... 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Kirsten Lehfeldt Kirsten Lehfeldt ...  Lone Ramsbøll / ... 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Jens Jørn Spottag ...  John Larsen / ... 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Victor Stoltenberg Nielsen Victor Stoltenberg Nielsen ...  Villads Grønnegaard / ... 23 episodes, 2014-2017
Karla Løkke Karla Løkke ...  Hannah Grønnegaard / ... 18 episodes, 2014-2017
Annette Katzmann Annette Katzmann ...  Lise Larsen / ... 22 episodes, 2014-2017
Peter Hesse Overgaard Peter Hesse Overgaard ...  Kim 19 episodes, 2014-2017
Jesper Christensen ...  Thomas Konrad 17 episodes, 2014-2015
Mikkel Arndt Mikkel Arndt ...  Aksel 13 episodes, 2015-2017
Josephine Raahauge Josephine Raahauge ...  René 13 episodes, 2014-2015
Kenneth M. Christensen ...  Andreas Baggesen 11 episodes, 2014-2015
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The Legacy is a modern family portrait. A description of the '68 generation and their children. A narrative about the sharp traces and consequences left by an intense time of upheaval upon modern family life - whether it takes place in a seemingly liberated and progressive artist's home or in a more traditional community-oriented, provincial and handball-minded environment. The serial plays out at the legendary manor Grønnegaard, southern Funen, where the internationally renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard has lived an eccentric and colorful life since the wild sixties. The serial follows Veronika's four adult children whose free and chaotic childhood at Grønnegaard has left its mark on them in very different ways. They live scattered to the four winds until Veronika dies and they gather to wind up the estate. Just before she dies, Veronika leaves the manor to her daughter Signe, who was given up for adoption. Signe lives with her partner in a quiet residential area in the local town... Written by The Legacy, DR

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Arvingerne was sold to a number of other countries worldwide even before it had aired in Denmark. See more »

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Referenced in Gintberg på kanten: DR (2015) See more »

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Danmarks Radio scores again
30 May 2014 | by jmr7123See all my reviews

With programs like Forbrydelsen and Borgen, Danmarks Radio has secured an international reputation as a powerhouse for serial drama, and this continues in spades with Arvingerne. Writing, acting, directing, etc., all show a level of artistic merit that puts the great majority of UK and American shows to shame (that's why BBC rebroadcasts them and US networks like AMC make crappy remakes). This is a new genre choice, however: the dynastic family drama, centering on the four squabbling children of a hippie artist mother from the sixties. I binge-watched it in 3 days, something very rare for me. In particular, Carsten Bjørnlund, a Forbrydelsen alum, is brilliant in the role of deeply damaged son Frederik, but all the principals are compelling. Just beginning to be available, in various ways, with English subtitles, but definitely worth seeking out.


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