The UK crime thriller Before We Die is based on the eponymous noir Swedish series and stars Lesley Sharp as detective Hannah Laing, a police detective who discovers her estranged son is an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation.
When her married lover and fellow police officer Sean Hardacre goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Detective Hannah Laing launches an urgent manhunt. She manages to contact one of Sean’s confidential sources: ‘Issy’, and Hannah and her partner start investigating the Mimica family. The Croatian clan plans to smuggle a massive quantity of cocaine into the country, but when Hannah finds out the informant is her son, she becomes conflicted about the investigation.
Before We Die has been a ratings smash hit for Channel 4 becoming one of the most successful drama launches in recent years.