Danish version of ‘The Crown’ in the works

By Johannes Jansson/norden.org, CC BY 2.5 dk, Wikimedia Commons

A Danish version of The Crown is in the works to cover the life of Queen Margrethe, who abdicated the throne on 14 January.

Sam Productions and Danish TV2 have joined to create Denmark’s answer to Netflix’s The Crown.

It is currently under the working title of By the Grace of God, which alludes to Her Majesty’s royal motto “God’s help, the love of The People, Denmark’s strength.”

The show is said to begin the year of Margrethe’s birth (1940) and follow her life, similar to what Netflix did with the late Queen Elizabeth II’s life in their drama.

The press release by Sam Productions and TV2 said that the show “will embrace the royal family for better or for worse, on the hard floors and in the political dilemmas, but above all it is a story about a girl and her family.”

They added: “She was born as a light in the darkness and became a symbol of hope and unity in an occupied Denmark. She was born a princess, but as a young teenager, also became heir to the throne. As a young woman, she was handed the throne and had to find herself in the role of regent, wife and mother.”

Søren Sveistrup is the brain behind the show; Sveistrup also worked on the Netflix series The Chestnut Man.

It will be produced by Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen who said about the show: “Now is the time to tell the magnificent story, which can give us an insight we haven’t had before.”

By the Grace of God will begin filming in 2025. Actors have not yet been chosen for the programme.

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