Borgen, the Danish political drama, will return for a fourth season in 2022, over ten years after the previous installment aired.
Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld) will reprise her legendary role as Birgitte Nyborg, who became Denmark’s first female Prime Minister in the fictionalized version of the country, in January 2021.
Netflix collaborated with DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, to bring the series back to life.
Borgen: Power and Glory, the fourth season, will see Birgitte in her post as Minister of Foreign Affairs, facing a fresh problem.
Borgen Season 4 Review
Review:- ‘Borgen’ was a breath of fresh air for people all across the world when it was originally broadcast in 2011. It made the world aware of the power of Nordic content. The drama depicted a world in which its protagonists frequented passageways characterized by political maneuvering, as opposed to a more marketable world of horrific murders in harsh Scandinavian landscapes.
The Nordic series comes back ten years later, and it hasn’t lost any of its allure. It’s just gotten better and stronger since then. The current season of ‘Borgen’ is a masterstroke since it weaves together most of the current political happenings in a very sophisticated manner. Climate change, oil exploration, the Russian mafia, the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, and the pandemic are all discussed, and full credit to the writing team for making sure that none of these topics feel out of place.
Since the third season of ‘Borgen’ aired in 2013, a lot has changed. Birgitte Nyborg has taken on a new political function (international affairs) in the newly formed coalition, reporting to Signe Kragh, the current Prime Minister, who is 12 years her junior. It’s a delicate balance between the two that has been thrown off by the discovery of oil in Greenland.
The discovery comes as a surprise to Nyborg, who campaigned on a vow to make Denmark carbon neutral by 2050. Nyborg’s team’s subsequent research reveals much more than meets the eye. Behind the guise of the Canadian energy business, there is also Russian influence. Katrine, meanwhile, has been promoted to Director of News at TV1 and is now in charge of the situation.
Torben remains at the news station’s heart of operations, keeping a close eye on all political developments. Things move thick and fast with the involvement of the Russians and Americans, and all the dramatis personae are dragged into the whirlwind.
“I am having the time of my life,” Nyborg says at a party twenty minutes into the series. There are no children at home and no husband who feels ignored. “I have no obligations and so much energy that I can devote myself to the job” – with these statements, the creators of ‘Borgen’ also proclaim their desire to lead the series in whichever path they wish. Fortunately, it’s heading correctly.
The current season is also a little ‘darker’ and more vocal than its predecessors. Nyborg’s political career is heading south, and the discovery of oil in Greenland provides her with a chance to reclaim her glory and murder a lot of people with a single stone.
Sidse Babett Knudsen, who plays Birgitte Nyborg, has excelled in the role yet again. Aside from her age, the wrinkles on her face also symbolize the wisdom she has garnered throughout the years. It’s a stunning performance, and the camera captures her flaws admirably, revealing her human side as well. After four seasons, it’s difficult to imagine anyone else playing Nyborg.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen, Soren Malling, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Svend Hardenberg, and Mikkel Boe Folsgaard as Asger, the new Arctic Ambassador (a new character) all appear to be thoroughly engrossed in their parts, and everything appears to be convincing. There are more twists and turns in this season than in a typical thriller.
The writing team deserves a large part of the credit for this political drama’s success (Adam Price and his team of writers). It’s razor-sharp, perceptive, and engrossing. ‘Borgen’ is most likely that fantastic series you’ve never heard of.
Borgen Season 4 Release Date
On Thursday, June 2nd, 2022, at 8 a.m. GMT, Borgen: Power and Glory will be available on Netflix globally.
The series debuted on DR earlier this year in Denmark.
Filming began in Copenhagen on January 11th, 2021, according to a Sidse Babett Knudsen fan account on Twitter.
The series’ logline is as follows: “Borgen – Power, and Glory tackle some of today’s most pressing political topics, including the Danish Realm’s relevance in the modern world, the superpowers’ war for control of the Arctic, and, last but not least, the climate disaster. The main plot is around the struggle for dominance and the effects it has on people, both professionally and personally.”
Borgen Season 4 Cast
- Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg
- Freja Riemann as Laura Nyborg Christensen
- Lars Knutzon as Bent Sejrø
- Lisbeth Wulff as Pia Munk
- Morten Kirskov as Niels Erik Lund
- Kasper Lange as Dan Vestergaard
- Lars Mikkelsen as Søren Ravn
- Laura Allen Müller Smith as Nadia Barazani
- Signe Egholm Olsen as Anne Sophie Lindenkrone
- Svend Hardenberg as Hans Eliassen
- Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen as Magnus Nyborg Christensen
- Jens Albinus as Jon Berthelsen
- Peter Mygind as Michael Laugesen
- Mikael Birkkjær as Philip Christensen
- Johanne Louise Schmidt as Prime Minister Signe Kragh
- Birgitte Hjort Sorensen as Katrine Fønsmark
- Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as Asger Holm Kirkegaard
- Simon Bennebjerg as Oliver Hjorth
- Magnus Millang as Rasmus Gren Lundbæk
- Özlem Saglanmark as Narciza Aydin
- Søren Malling as Torben Friis
Sidse Babett Knudsen (as bike-riding politician Birgitte Nyborg) and Birgitte Hjort Srensen (as journalist Katrine Fnsmark) are among the original cast members who will return to the show.
Sren Malling reprises his role as journalist Torben Friis, Signe Egholm Olsen reprises her role as politician Anne Sophie Lindenkrone, Mikael Birkkjaer reprises his role as Birgitte’s former husband Philip Christensen, Lisbeth Wulff reprises her role as journalist Pia Munk, Lars Mikkelsen reprises his role as economist Sren Ravn, Laura Allen Müller Smith reprises her role as politician Nadia Bar
Following the news that Netflix had purchased the rights to the series, it has been revealed that Borgen will be starring Mikkel Boe Flsgaard and Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, as well as zlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt, and Magnus Millang, all of whom have previously appeared in Netflix’s Danish series The Rain.
Finally, Game of Thrones actor Pilou Asbk will not be reprising his role as a spin doctor and broadcaster Kasper Juul, who played a key role in the first three seasons. In the series, the character had a child with Katrine.
Borgen Season 4 Trailer
Borgen: Power and Glory now has a trailer available on Netflix. Take a look at the video below.
The trailer teases Birgitte’s current environment and international affairs crises, as well as the new dynamic she must contend with the Danish Prime Minister.
In other news, it appears like Nyborg and her son, Mangus, will have a falling out.
Finally, Katine has her job concerns to deal with now that she’s returned to journalism.
Where Can I Watch Season 4 of Borgen?
Is Kasper Juul in Season 4 of Borgen?
Kasper Juul: Pilou Asbaek
However, he is noticeably absent from this series. On Twitter, Asbaek simply stated, “ps: been assured a season 4 is in the works.” “Unfortunately, I will not be a part of it,” he said, leading to rumours that he had not been approached. It’s also possible that he’s too preoccupied.