The series follows a family, headed by Johannes (Lars Mikkelsen), who have been priests for more than 250 years. However, his sons are now desperate to free themselves from his tyranny, so the devout August becomes an army chaplain in the Middle East, while wayward Christian heads to Tibet.
Australia, New Zealand, the Benelux countries, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and many other African nations have already shown the first season. France joins the list in November when it airs on Arte, followed by UK streaming service Walter Presents in February 2019.
Series producer, Camilla Hammerich, said: “When a series about a Danish priest family can awaken the interests of viewers so far from our shores, it is due to a combination of factors. But partly, it’s because foreign drama enthusiasts have kept a close eye on new drama from DR ever since The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge.”
“Despite the fact that the series is based on the Danish church, the themes within it are universal. It is about mutual relationships in a family and their relationship to religion, faith and, in particular, doubt.”