The streaming giant Netflix announced that it will be reviving the Danish political drama Borgen for another season on its platform, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The addition of this Danish series adds to Netflix’s existing experience with handling adaptations of successful series hailing from Denmark such as The Killing. The announcement of Netflix’s ensuing production of the drama’s fourth season accompanies the news of its first three seasons being added to the streamer’s library in the near future.
Borgen, translated to The Castle, was a political drama series that aired in 2010 and ran for three series, each consisting of ten episodes. The series followed the rise of the first female politician to win the Prime Minister of Denmark and the issues that entailed during her time in office. Netflix’s fourth season is set to continue this story with the returning showrunner Adam Price (Upon the Storm), lead actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (Westworld and The Accident) as Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg, and actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen (Vinyl) as Katrine Fonsmark, a television news anchor. Although not confirmed for the new season, the series included actor Pilou Asbæk who famously portrayed Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.
The fourth season of Borgen is to follow former Prime Minister Birgitte Nyborg during her transition into taking on the role of Danish foreign minister. The upcoming season will consist of eight episodes as opposed to the typical ten and is expected to be released on the streaming platform sometime in 2022. As previously stated, Netflix is expecting to release the first three seasons on its platform later in 2020. Currently, interested television fans can buy the series in its entirety on iTunes. Check out the trailer for the first season below: