Netflix and DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, are bringing the Borgen series back. For the first time ever, the first three seasons of Borgen will be available on Netflix globally later this year, with brand new episodes of the critically-acclaimed political drama landing on the service in 2022.
The new Borgen, which will premiere on DR before becoming available on Netflix around the world, reunites the creative team and talent behind the Peabody- and BAFTA Award-winning series. That includes creator Adam Price and lead actresses Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark.
Borgen will be produced by SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company, and is written by Adam Price (Borgen, Ragnarok). The executive producer is Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia) and the producer is Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Ragnarok, Something’s Rockin’).
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, said: “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, added: ”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.’’
The first season of the Danish political drama series launched in 2010, the second season in 2011 and the third season was launched in 2013.
Borgen Season 1-3 was sold to more than 80 countries globally and won several prizes like the BAFTA Award (Best International), 2012, Peabody Award, 2014, Prix Italia Award (Best TV Drama), 2010, Fipa d’Or Grand Prize (Best Drama Series), 2011 and Golden Nymph Award (Best European Drama Series), 2013.