Denmark’s answer to Midsomer Murders is coming to Acorn TV with the exclusive U.S. Premiere of The Sommerdahl Murders on Monday, June 29, 2020. Based on Anna Grue’s bestselling book franchise, The Sommerdahl Murders is an engaging, blue-sky take on the successful Nordic genre. Set in Helsingør, a picturesque town on the Danish coastline, each episode revolves around an intriguing, perfidious murder investigation solved by best friends and partners with their own complications. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streamer for television from Britain and Beyond.
Respected detective Dan Sommerdahl, played by Peter Mygind, loves his job and his wife, Chief Criminal Technician Marianne, played by Laura Drasbæk. But with a passion for keeping the city safe, he tends to forget his personal relationships, including his 25-year marriage. With divorce looming, Dan’s professional and personal lives are tested as he solves murders with not only his estranged wife but his best friend and partner, DS Flemming Torp (André Babikian), who is also secretly in love with Marianne. The battle between desire and morals flares as the love triangle solves each two-episode mystery.
The intriguing cases explored in the series include the search of a missing newborn baby whose mother was found dead on a beach, a lottery winner who becomes victim to a marriage swindler, a rich playboy killed while his accountant is missing, and suspicious death, as well as a lack of funds, at Helsingør’s football club, which forces the arrest of the team’s star player.
A regular on Denmark’s bestseller lists, Anna Grue has sold over 750,000 books and is one of the most successful crime fiction authors in Scandinavia. Her Dan Sommerdahl crime series has been published throughout Europe – conceived as a twelve-part book series, eight books have been published thus far.