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The story of Alexander Münninghoff who is forced to dive into his dark family Nazi-history when convincing the love of his life Ellen to stay with him.

Series Cast

  1. Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen as Alexander Münninghoff

    Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen

    Alexander Münninghoff

    8 Episodes

  2. Sallie Harmsen as Ellen Dormeier

    Sallie Harmsen

    Ellen Dormeier

    8 Episodes

  3. Robert de Hoog as Frans Münninghoff (young)

    Robert de Hoog

    Frans Münninghoff (young)

    8 Episodes

  4. Marcel Hensema as Frans Münninghoff

    Marcel Hensema

    Frans Münninghoff

    8 Episodes

  5. Gijs Scholten van Aschat as Joan Münninghoff

    Gijs Scholten van Aschat

    Joan Münninghoff

    8 Episodes

  6. Olga von Luckwald as Wera Lemcke (young)

    Olga von Luckwald

    Wera Lemcke (young)

    8 Episodes

  7. Coen Bril as Xeno Münninghoff

    Coen Bril

    Xeno Münninghoff

    8 Episodes

  8. Teun Donders

    Jimmy Münninghoff

    8 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 1 - The ancestor

Season 1

2023 | 8 Episodes

Season 1 of The ancestor premiered on January 1, 2023.

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The ancestor
The ancestor


Original Name De Stamhouder

Status Returning Series


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Type Scripted

Original Language Dutch; Flemish


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