Starring: Trine Dyrholm, Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lene Maria Christensen
Directed By: Various
Running Time: 1454 mins
BBFC Certificate: 15
UK Release Date: May 29th 2017
The trailers at the start of this brilliant series are slightly deceptive, being for the Scandi Noir which have so captured the imagination of the British TV viewer. Follow the Money and Modus are great series, but The Legacy itself takes us on an altogether different path. There are no murders for a start, and no real mysteries. Instead it’s a lengthy look at a family in conflict – sometimes crisis – and how the individuals come out the other side, not necessarily better for it.
Internationally renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard has lived an eccentric life since the 60s, producing big statement works – sculptures of babies and giant heads, that kind of thing. When she dies her children gather in the hope of getting a chunk of her will – especially Grønnegaard, the huge estate the artist lived in with her various hippy friends and lovers. However, there is, of course, a twist. The three children include Gro, the daughter who has become a ferociously ambitious force in the modern art world, and is hoping to put on an exhibition of her mother’s work, with all profits to herself. Then there is lawyer Frederik, her equally ambitious brother who just wants to flog everything to make cash for his family, including his highly-strung wife. Emil is the hippy brother who wants to inherit the huge house and smoke dope with his feckless pals. [Read more…]