Sky Arts Logo 2013Danish drama series The Legacy is to air on Sky Arts from autumn 2014.

Directed by the internationally acclaimed actor and director Pernilla August and created by author Maya Ilsøe, The Legacy is produced by the leading European production house DR Fiktion, the team behind the drama series The Killing and Borgen.

Following the death of progressive internationally-renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard, The Legacy traces the story of Veronika’s four adult children, whose distinctive upbringing has affected their lives in very different ways.

The division of Veronika’s estate marks the beginning of a journey into a complex set of secrets and lies for her four children. The series paints a portrait of a Danish family and their children, coming to terms with the challenges of change and the traces of violent upheaval from their past.

Sky Arts is the home of critically-acclaimed foreign language dramas from Italy, Israel, France, Portugal and Spain, and now, with its award-winning pedigree, acclaimed production team, director and cast, we’re extremely excited to bring this brilliant and gripping Danish drama to the UK exclusively for the first time. – James Hunt, Director Sky Arts

The first episode of The Legacy is being screened at Nordicana 2014, the UK’s only festival of Nordic fiction and film, which takes place on February 1st and 2nd at the Old Truman Brewery, London. The drama will air in the UK in Danish with English subtitles from autumn 2014. Sky Arts is currently broadcasting the second series of the Spanish drama Grand Hotel on Sundays at 7pm.

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