Bedrag (which actually means deception, but is titled Follow the Money here) starts on Saturday 19th March and here’s the synopsis:
Drama series set in the world of economic crime in the banks, on the stock exchanges, and in the board rooms.
When a dead body is found in the sea near a wind farm off the coast of Denmark, Mads, the police detective assigned to the investigation, refuses to believe that it is just an accident. The deeper he digs, the more suspicious he becomes of quickly expanding energy company Energen and is drawn into a morass of financial and legal shady dealings…
It is the story of speculators, swindlers, corporate moguls and the crimes they commit in their hunt for wealth. It is the story of ambition that corrupts, and of the way organized criminals launder their ill-gotten gains. A story of our world the economic crisis almost overturned five years ago, and which is still holding its breath as it waits for the next bubble to burst and for the next economic tsunami to strike. And of course it is the story of us human beings, the rich, the poor, the greedy, the fraudulent, the robbers who’ll go to any lengths to build the lives of our dreams. It is the story of greed: Theirs and ours….
Follow The Money is created by Jeppe Gjervig Gram (co-writer of Borgen) and directed by Per Fly (Monica Z, The Inheritance, The Woman Who Dreamt Of A Man).
The series stars Thomas Bo Larson (Mads), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (Alexander), Natalie Madueño Wolfsberg (Claudia) and Esben Smed (Nicky).
Here’s the BBC Four trailer:
And if your Danish is up to the job, here’s the DR1 trailer – the show began in January in Denmark: