Netflix revives Borgen for 4th season

Stars return for a surprise 4th season of Scandi-drama coming in 2022.

Danish political drama Borgen is getting a surprise fourth season through Netflix.

The series ran from 2010 starring Sidse Babett Knudsen and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, written by Adam Price, drawing devoted Scandi-noir audiences (in Australia on SBS) and awards including BAFTA, Peabody and Golden Nymph Awards.

Netflix and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, have announced a fourth season for 2022, premiering first on DR locally before Netflix around the world. The deal includes the first three seasons available on Netflix globally later this year.

Creator Adam Price returns along with and lead actresses Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark.

In the new Borgen we will again follow Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen), her staff and the media tasked with covering her, this time in her role as Foreign Minister. The show will also follow Katrine Fønsmark’s (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) journey. After being Birgitte’s head of press for a while, in the new season she is back in journalism where she has landed a job as news director for a large, nationwide television station.

Christian Rank – Drama Director DR: “Borgen is a unique Danish story about the political and personal drama that unfolds among the people in charge of leading our country. We are very excited that we in partnership with Netflix are able to bring Borgen and its characters back to life. We look forward to revisiting the universe and the characters to tell a current and highly topical story about a hot political topic with international implications.’’

Lina Brouneus, Director co-production & acquisition at Netflix: ”Ten years ago Borgen helped redefine the global television landscape, showing that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. We are immensely proud to partner with DR and the whole creative team to bring this worldwide phenomenon back and to give Borgen‘s legion of fans the chance to be gripped once again.’’

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  1. Borgen slipped down my list of viewing preferences after season one, which in my opinion was the best, having a season two probably was the limit for this show, just to wind the politics up.
    For those unfamiliar with the stock character actors commonly seen in these nordic shows, Borgen is a good place to start.
    Netflix are doing alright with it’s multicultural content, the stories and production standards of these shows are a good lesson for Hollywood producers and some of their recent expensive so-so offerings on Netflix.

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