Thriller at the Seed Vault

From the description of the just-released German-Norwegian TV series “Die Saat – Tödliche Macht” (English title: The Seed) on ARD (as translated by Google).

Heino Ferch embarks on a dramatic search for missing persons as a police officer on a private foreign mission: in order to find his nephew, an environmental activist played by Jonathan Berlin, on the polar island of Spitsbergen, he pays no attention to his own life. At his side, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, a Norwegian police officer, tries to overcome her own traumas by rescuing the missing man. Neither of them has any idea what unscrupulous powers and actors they will meet. Over six episodes, series creator Christian Jeltsch and his co-author Axel Hellstenius, and director Alexander Dierbach, create a multi-layered arc of suspense that combines a vividly staged thriller plot with a highly topical business crime thriller. The starting and ending point is the “Svalbard Global Seed Vault”, where valuable seeds from all over the world are stored as genetic backup in the event of a disaster. However, the highly secured mine tunnel also hides a secret that poses deadly dangers for the missing activist – and everyone who has anything to do with him.


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