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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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Series cast summary:
Trine Dyrholm ...  Gro Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Marie Bach Hansen ...  Signe Larsen 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Carsten Bjørnlund ...  Frederik Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ...  Emil Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Lene Maria Christensen Lene Maria Christensen ...  Solveig Riis Grønnegaard 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Trond Espen Seim ...  Robert Eliassen 26 episodes, 2014-2017
Jens Jørn Spottag ...  John Larsen 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Kirsten Lehfeldt Kirsten Lehfeldt ...  Lone Ramsbøll 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Victor Stoltenberg Nielsen Victor Stoltenberg Nielsen ...  Villads Grønnegaard 24 episodes, 2014-2017
Karla Løkke Karla Løkke ...  Hannah Grønnegaard 24 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 15 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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1 January 2014 (Denmark) See more »

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Lene Maria Christensen (Solveig Riis Grønnegaard) & Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (Emil Grønnegaard) also worked together on episode 1.10, Dicte: Vold og magt - del 2 (2013), of Dicte (2013) as Ida Marie Svensson & Cato Vinding respectively. See more »

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Like watching a train wreck... compulsive and mesmerizing
11 May 2017 | by sandhan-52072See all my reviews

Having watched all 3 seasons of The Legacy you'd think I'd give it a higher score, but despite the great acting and weird plot twists I always come away wondering if people are honestly REALLY THAT dysfunctional? There's probably only one character over the age of 20 (Robert) who shouldn't be in therapy. ... oh wait... that could be the spin off series.

Despite my criticisms it's obviously very watchable if only to see if anything noteworthy is ever going to happen so 50% of the time I feel like the protagonists all need a darned good shaking and the other 50% like watching a train wreck I can't turn off...


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