Football coach Helena Mikkelsen finds herself in a small, tight-knit community of strong-willed and stubborn people, struggling to balance her private life as a single mother with a teenage daughter with her work to get maximum results on the football field. Home Ground is about passion, identity and loyalty. It is about moving to a small community and trying to gain the respect of others without losing yourself. Ane Dahl Torp, known from the internationally acclaimed film The Wave (2015) and series like Occupied, plays the role of Helena. She faces fierce opposition from several main characters, including Michael, a football pro, played by former Premier League star John Carew. This role is tailor-made for him, given his own experience as a European professional footballer who played in a Champions League final.