Fresh from thrilling audiences on BBC Four, Danish Nordic Noir crime thriller Below The Surface is coming to DVD and Digital Download next week.
On a rainy October morning, fifteen Danes have their lives turned upside down when the metro train they are travelling on is hijacked by unknown perpetrators, who will threaten to kill each of them, one by one, if their demands aren’t met.
This is the beginning of a historic hostage situation that, over the course of one single week, changes Denmark forever. The politicians argue whether or not to negotiate with terrorists.
In the press, there are discussions on where the line is drawn in portraying the captives and seeking out their families. Ordinary Danes are left thinking that it could have been them.
Among the hostages, the thoughts vary between rebellion, negotiation and apathy, but one thought is shared by all: “Am I going to die now?”
The eight-part series was created by Kaspar Barfoed and executive produced by Søren Sveistrup – the BAFTA award-winning writer/creator of The Killing – and Borgen creator Adam Price.