Unit One


32 x 60 min,

An Emmy Award-Winning series based on authentic criminal cases. The result is a whole sequence of exciting stories originating in human conflict and the gripping tension inherent in any detective work.



An Emmy Award-Winning series based on true criminal cases from the 90’s. Unit One is a thriller series that tells the story of a group of staunch crime experts from the flying squad. We follow their fascinating yet frightening work in the underworld and are thrilled by their commitment and affectionate solidarity and are equally puzzled by the often horrifying, yet true examples of human nature they face in their work. What happens to the people who have chosen to work in a job like this? As a member of the flying squad, they are away from home 230 days a year. Can a marriage and a family cope with that? What kind of qualifications, what kind of team spirit do these people possess since they have one of the highest clearance rates in the world for dangerous crime? Season 1 consists of 9 episodes (2000), Season 2 consists of 7 episodes (2001), Season 3 consists of 14 episodes (2002) and season 4 consists of 2 episodes feature length (2003).

  • Director

    Niels Arden Oplev ao.

  • Creator

    Peter Thorsboe

  • Producer

    Sven Clausen

  • Produced by

    DR Drama

  • Cast

    Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Waage Sandø, Trine Pallesen, Erik Wedersøe, Lars Bom

  • Original title


  • Format

    32 x 60 min,

  • Release

    2000 - 2003

Awards & festivals

  • Winner

    Best International Drama Series, Emmy Awards