The BBC has acquired rights to eight-part Danish crime thriller DNA, created by Torleif Hoppe (The Killing), which stars Anders W. Berthelsen as a grieving detective investigating a child-trafficking ring. It is set to air in the UK later this year.
Copenhagen detective Rolf Larsen (Anders W. Berthelsen) is devastated when his baby daughter goes missing. However, five years later, a serious flaw is uncovered in the police DNA database that leads Rolf to believe that his daughter may still be alive. In search of the truth, he partners with a seasoned French detective to investigate a parallel case with ties to an international child-trafficking ring.
BBC Head Of Acquisitions, Sue Deeks, said: “Beginning with a shocking event, DNA is an intriguing and unexpected crime series which will keep BBC viewers absorbed to the very end.”