ARKIVFOTO 2013 af de medvirkende i DR's nye dramaserie 'Arvingerne' fra venstre Carsten Bjørnlund, Trine Dyrholm, Kirsten Olesen, Marie Bach Hansen og Mikkel Boe Følsgaard- se RB 14/1 2014 05.04. Advokater spinder guld på populær tv-serie om arv, "Arvingerne" får danskerne til at søge råd om testamenter. Henvendelser til advokater er fordoblet. (Foto: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix 2014)

Refusing to countenance any speculation that The Killing might continue beyond its third season Piv Bernth series producer and head of drama at Danish public service broadcaster DR was unequivocal in her statements that the time had come for the network to diversify, move beyond the police drama, and begin offering series which are uniquely Scandinavian thus pleasing the domestic audience and yet have enough elements to attract the interest of  international stations.

The Danish model of TV production which we are familiar with did not emerge fully formed with the introduction of Sarah Lund but was instead . . .

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