More dark Danish TV dramas

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

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 production

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. 1864 is set to air on BBC Four in 2015. 

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