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When Frank Nordling learns the truth about his parents' death, his world unravels. As he finds out, they were murdered by one of the leaders in Copenhagen's criminal underworld, Thomas Waldman, who happens to be his firm's biggest client.
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Series cast summary:
Alexander Karim ...  Frank Nordling 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Malin Buska ...  Sara Khalil 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Thomas Bo Larsen ...  Thomas Waldman 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Nicolaj Kopernikus ...  Svend-Erik Wisén 18 episodes, 2018-2020
Johannes Lassen ...  Markos / ... 17 episodes, 2018-2020
Sara Hjort Ditlevsen ...  Therese Waldman 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Liv Mjönes ...  Patricia / ... 16 episodes, 2018-2020
Henning Valin Jakobsen ...  Bogdan Nikolitch / ... 15 episodes, 2018-2020
Shebly Niavarani ...  Said Khalil / ... 14 episodes, 2018-2020
Susanne Storm Susanne Storm ...  Iben 13 episodes, 2018-2020
Sonja Lapidus Martines-Conde Sonja Lapidus Martines-Conde ...  Young Sara / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Matteus Törnros Matteus Törnros ...  Liam Khalil / ... 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Ellen Hillingsø ...  Magdalena Dahlerup 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Peder Bille ...  Ebbe Holst 11 episodes, 2018-2020
Myles Williams Myles Williams ...  Young Frank 8 episodes, 2020
Marie Askehave ...  Boel Grønvold 8 episodes, 2020
Emil Camara Emil Camara ...  Laura 8 episodes, 2020
Molly Blixt Egelind ...  Nora Jepsen 8 episodes, 2020
Mayela Farías Mayela Farías ...  Nelida 8 episodes, 2020
Arne Anton Faxhøj Arne Anton Faxhøj ...  OLE (Old Ex-police) 8 episodes, 2020
Thomas W. Gabrielsson ...  Kristian Lange 8 episodes, 2020
Vibeke Hastrup ...  Judge Arvidsen 8 episodes, 2020
Pelle Emil Hebsgaard ...  Rasmus 8 episodes, 2020
Mogens Holm ...  Rex Bagger 8 episodes, 2020
Morten Holst ...  Sixten Larsen 8 episodes, 2020
Stine Holm Joensen Stine Holm Joensen ...  Leila 8 episodes, 2020
Nande Kalenga Nande Kalenga ...  Laura 8 episodes, 2020
Sara Klein Larsen Sara Klein Larsen ...  Bitte (Prison Guard) 8 episodes, 2020
Maria Carmen Lindegaard Maria Carmen Lindegaard ...  Siri 8 episodes, 2020
Mathias Lithner ...  Olof 8 episodes, 2020
Emil Abdalla Mamuni Emil Abdalla Mamuni ...  Laura 8 episodes, 2020
Elias Munk ...  Nils (Prison Guard) 8 episodes, 2020
Signe Mynborg Signe Mynborg ...  Miranda Hendriksen 8 episodes, 2020
Henrik Norman ...  Chairman of the Committee 8 episodes, 2020
Jan Diego Perdomo Jan Diego Perdomo ...  Laura 8 episodes, 2020
Josephine Raahauge Josephine Raahauge ...  Janca 8 episodes, 2020
Thomas Leth Rasmussen Thomas Leth Rasmussen ...  Peter 8 episodes, 2020
Kasper Ronnow ...  Oliver Rosenberg 8 episodes, 2020
Louise Ryme ...  Carola 8 episodes, 2020
Carla Philip Røder ...  Young Woman 8 episodes, 2020
Joseph Santos Joseph Santos ...  Mateo 8 episodes, 2020
Sebastian Bull Sarning ...  Milan 8 episodes, 2020
Signe Skov-Nielsen Signe Skov-Nielsen ...  Detective Karen 8 episodes, 2020
Morten Suurballe ...  Klaus Nygaard 8 episodes, 2020
Iris Thomsen Iris Thomsen ...  Gabriella 8 episodes, 2020
Danny Thykær ...  Police Officer 8 episodes, 2020
Hazel Watt Hazel Watt ...  Woman 8 episodes, 2020
Laura Kamis Wrang Laura Kamis Wrang ...  Lene 8 episodes, 2020


Frank Nordling is a young and exceptionally promising defense lawyer. When Frank learns the truth behind his parents' death, his whole world unravels. As children, Frank and his sister Sara witnessed their parents die in an explosion caused by a car bomb. As Frank finds out, they were murdered by one of the leaders in Copenhagen's criminal underworld, Thomas Waldman. In order to avenge his parents Frank must infiltrate Waldman's organization and become his personal lawyer and trusted confidant. To avoid putting those close to him in danger, Frank has to keep up appearances and play the game. But can he handle it? Is it worth the price? And who's really tricking whom?

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The series was nominated at the Göteborg Film Festival 2018 for the award Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for the best screenplay for TV drama. See more »

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Another successful Swedish crime series.

''Advokaten'' is a show set in both Sweden and Denmark, the story is set in the cities of Malmö and Copenhagen respectively, bringing to mind the iconic Bron/Broen series, a title referring to the -now- widely known Øresund bridge, the boundary between the two Scandinavian countries. The action in this series though is mainly set in Copenhagen and the show's casting emanates from both Sweden and Denmark. There is a number of popular and experienced actors such as Thomas Bo Larsen (''Festen'', ''Bedrag''), Nicolaj Kopernikus (''Forbrydelsen'', ''Bænken''), Alexander Karim (''Arne Dahl'', ''Johan Falk'') and Malin Buska (''Snabba Cash'', ''Happy End''). It should be also noted that the series writing credits list three very popular Swedish crime fiction novelists, Jens Lapidus, Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt. Hjorth and Rosenfeldt are known to the audiences by their Sebastian Bergman book series while Lapidus is the author of one of the biggest commercial hits, that is the ''Snabba Cash'' trilogy. This is a story about vengeance and the two protagonists', the siblings Frank and Sara, search for the true perpetrator of their parents tragic murder 20 years before. After the murder, Frank and Sara were placed in different foster families, thus losing touch for a good number of years before they met again. Frank is the titular lawyer, while Sara is a police officer working on the Narcotics division. When Sara locates a person connected to their past, he tells them that her parents' executioner was a now renowned Danish gangster, Thomas Waldman. Sara will quickly convince her brother to join her in an attempt to bring Waldman down once and for all. As a result, Frank will join the law firm which provides its services to Waldman and pursuit his goal by sabotaging him from the inside. The plot reminded me a bit of another Swedish crime series, titled ''Innan vi dör'' (2017), but in my opinion ''Advokaten'' was not as good. It is a slow-burner and the viewer must have the patience to watch the first three or four episodes without giving up. The show becomes better after episode four when the whole plot is set and the various conflicts begin to arise. There is a lot of intrigue as the main characters are connected in different ways, while their targets clash with one another. I found the two protagonists being rather weak as characters and it was a bit difficult to identify with them, but on the other hand the antagonist(s)/villain(s) were rather exciting .The tempo gets faster from episode five onwards and the show never becomes tedious, but it unfortunately ends up in a lackluster finale which disappoints and leaves a bitter taste to the audience. To sum up, I would claim that ''Advokaten'' is a show destined for the fans of Scandinavian crime fiction who will be satisfied by this ten-part crime series. Sadly it lacks the necessary qualities to be classified as a classic in this popular genre.

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Release Date:

26 February 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lawyer See more »


Box Office


SEK73,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

SF Studios, Viaplay, TV3 See more »
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Technical Specs


(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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