Head of investigations, Sarah Lund, is about to emigrate with her fiancé to take up a post with the Swedish police, but when 19-year-old Nanna Birk Larsen is found raped and brutally murdered, her plans are put on hold.
Alongside her replacement, Detective Inspector Jan Meyer, Sarah heads the investigation as it soon becomes clear that she and Meyer are chasing a very intelligent and dangerous murderer.
Meanwhile, local politician Troels Hartmann is in the middle of a hard-fought mayoral campaign when evidence links him to the murder, adding a political thread and further intrigue to the storyline. At the same time, the girl’s family and friends struggle to cope with their loss.
Over the course of 20 gripping episodes, each chronicling a day in the investigation, Copenhagen’s secrets, corruption and power struggles emerge as the hunt for the killer intensifies and the truth becomes ever harder to find. This riveting Emmy-nominated thriller is one of the finest murder investigation series ever produced.