The Legacy I – II -III

26 episodes
58 min.
Season 1: 10 x 58 min.

Season 2: 7 x 58 min.

Season 3: 9 x 58 min.

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The Legacy is a character-driven drama series about what it means to be a family in a time when classical family patterns have radically changed


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The Legacy I – II -III

The Legacy I – II -III


The series 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 and community-oriented, provincial and handball-minded environment. The Legacy plays out at the legendary Grønnegaard manor in southern Funen, where the internationally renowned artist Veronika Grønnegaard has lived an eccentric and colorful life since the wild sixties.

In season 1 we follow Veronika’s four grown-up children whose free and chaotic childhood at Grønnegaard has left its marks 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 in the local town and has never known the truth about her parentage. What was meant to be a quick and painless estate division becomes the start of a journey into secrets and lies that turn their lives upside down and force them to see each other and themselves with new eyes.

In season 2 the lives and destinies of the four siblings continue to intertwine. The estate has been wound up in material terms and the legacy apportioned; Signe has taken up residence at Grønnegård. Frederik is struggling to prevent his own little family from falling apart. Emil is in big trouble in Thailand. Gro will stop at nothing to rescue him. The emotional legacy is far from closure however, it is laden with expectations, sorrows and betrayal.

Season 3 is marked by a landmark event, which forces the four siblings to consider what they want with their lives. Signe has big plans to expand her farm with a neighboring farmer. Emil has moved into Grønnegaard where he takes care of the baby daughter of Thomas. Gro challenges the Art Center’s conventional thinking and discovers new sides of herself. Frederik is a success abroad and is hardly ever home, until he has to dive into a complicated investigation filled with emotions.

Conceptualising Director Pernilla August
Directors Jesper Christensen, Trine Dyrholm, Pernilla August, Heidi Maria Faisst, Louise N. D. Friedberg, Mads Kamp Thulstrup & May el-Toukhy
Creator & Head Writer Maya Ilsøe
Episode Writers Per Daumiller, Anders August, Lasse Kyed Rasmussen, Karina Dam, Lolita Bellstar, Maja Jul Larsen, Lars K. Andersen, Tommy Bredsted, Nanna Westh & Maja Juul Larsen
Producer Karoline Leth & Christian Rank
Produced by DR Drama
Duration Season 1: 10 x 58 min. & Season 2: 7 x 58 min. & Season 3: 9 X 58 min.
Year of Production 2014-2017
Original Title Arvingerne I + II + III