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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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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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Great Danish Storytelling
25 May 2016 | by matrulloSee all my reviews

It is difficult to not give this series a 10, but one always imagines something can be better. In this story, set in Funen, the island of Hans Christian Anderson, a family encounters itself in all its complex, passionate, devious depths. The writer Maya Ilsøe is superb -- fascinating concerns with truth and lie, with nature and art, with the truth about fathers and mothers, and the deviations of children who have to live with their lies.

The tale is sensitively brought to our eyes by intelligent actors and producers. I have long been a fan of Danish TV, and this lives up to the best of it. Hoping for a strong 3rd season, which I understand will be the last.


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