Borgen, the Danish political drama, will return for a fourth season in 2022, over a decade after the previous series aired.
Westworld actress Sidse Babett Knudsen will resume her role as Birgitte Nyborg, the first female Prime Minister of Denmark in the fictionalized country in January 2021, according to reports.
For Nyborg, this begins an international power struggle in the Arctic, which compels him to acknowledge that Denmark is just one of the many little players among the international superpowers.
Netflix and DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, worked together to bring the show back to life and bring it to Netflix. New challenges await Birgitte as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Borgen: Power and Glory’s fourth season.
Everything you need to know about Borgen season 4 can be found here.
Borgen Season 4: Release Date
Netflix will premiere Borgen: Power and Glory on June 2nd, 2022 at 8 am GMT. The show had its Danish television debut on DR earlier this year.
Sidse Babett Knudsen’s fan account confirmed the start of filming on Twitter on January 11th, 2021.
“Stand-alone continuation of the previous seasons” is how Netflix describes this season. This is similar to the early seasons of Top Boy, which were later canceled.
The show’s plot summary reads:
“Borgen – Power and Glory, deals with some of the biggest political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish Realm in the modern world, the superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic – and not least, the climate crisis. The main story focuses on the struggle for power and what power does to people – both professionally and on a personal level.”
Who Will Return in Borgen Season 4?
In the Borgen: Power & Glory cast, the following actors have been confirmed:
- Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg
- Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark
- Søren Malling as Torben Friis
- Signe Egholm Olsen as Anne Sophie Lindenkrone
- Mikael Birkkjær as Philip Christensen
- Lisbeth Wulf as Pia Munk
- Lars Mikkelsen as Søren Ravn
- Laura Allen Müller Smith as Nadia Barazani
- Jens Albinus as Jon Berthelsen
- Lars Knutzon as Bent Sejrø
- Peter Mygind as Michael Laugesen
- Morten Kirkskov as Niels Erik Lund
Who Will Be Introduced This Year?
Some of the cast members that will be introduced this year includes:
What Will happen in Borgen Season 4?
A new political adventure awaits Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen: Power and Glory, the show’s fourth season.
“Birgitte Nyborg is the newly appointed minister for foreign affairs when a drilling company suddenly discovers oil in Greenland.
An event that marks the beginning of an international struggle for power in the Arctic, and one in which the otherwise so experienced politician, Nyborg must repeatedly accept that despite Denmark’s ‘big brother’ relationship with Greenland, when it comes to the international superpowers, it is Denmark that is the minor player – and a somewhat unruly one at that…
“The season 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 head of the news department for a large, nationwide television station.”
Sidse Babett Knudson said: “sky-high expectations” for the show’s renewal.
“We’re finally getting started with Borgen again, and it’s definitely about time. I have been looking forward to this moment so much that I feel like I am about to explode. I look forward to meeting all the new characters, people on both sides of the camera (and the desks), and to revisit the ‘old ones’ from the first seasons,” she said.
“You should be careful with what you say, but I have sky-high expectations on this project. And most of all, I look forward to moving back into Birgitte Nyborg. What a privilege to be able to ride the carousel once again with this character that I love so much.”
Borgen Season 4: Trailer
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Episodes Will Be There in Season 4?
There are eight episodes in Borgen season 4. These are two less than in prior seasons, which had ten episodes.
Where to Stream It?
All seasons of Borgen are available to stream on Netflix.
What Is the Meaning of Borgen?
Fortress or castle is the literal translation of the Danish word Borgen. It’s a fitting title for a political play because Christiansborg Palace is known as “the Palace of the Christians.”