Borgen It aired from 2010 to 2013, at the height of Nordic drama, and now, after a decade-long hiatus, the Danish political drama is back.
The series follows Birgitte Nyborg, an underdog who quickly climbs the ladder and, after a shocking turn of events, becomes the prime minister of Denmark and her country’s first female leader.
It was realistic, fast-paced and engaging, and now it’s back for a fourth season. Borgen: power and gloryvia Netflix. Talking with him BBCDanish screenwriter Adam Price reveals, “When the show ended, we said if the right story ever came along, we could bring it back.”
He even remembers actor Sidse Babett Knudsen joking with him: “Well, see you in 10 years, Adam.”
With the new series landing on Netflix in a matter of days, here’s everything you need to know about it.
what is the plot of Borgen: power and glory?
Just like a decade ago, Borgen was praised for how it dealt with current affairs and looks like the new series, Borgen: power and glorywill do the same.
According to the synopsis, the series “deals with some of the most important political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish kingdom in the modern world, the battle of the superpowers 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 personally.”
Throughout the original three seasons, we saw Birgitte Nyborg become prime minister and then found her own political party. In this new series, however, she is the newly appointed Foreign Minister.
But his role becomes much more difficult when a drilling company suddenly discovers oil in Greenland.
As the synopsis says, it is “an event that marks the beginning of an international power struggle in the Arctic, and in which Nyborg must repeatedly come to terms with the fact that despite Denmark’s ‘big brother’ relationship with Greenland, when When it comes to international superpowers, Denmark is the minor player, and a bit of a rebel.
“The season will also follow the journey of Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen). After being Birgitte’s press officer for a while, she returns to journalism in the new season, where she landed a job as head of the news department for a large national television station.”
Could this all end in a major international dispute or will it be resolved quietly? As is often the case with real-life political disagreements, we assume it will come first.
who stars Borgen: power and glory?
Sidse Babett Knudsen (Western world) returns as series lead Birgitte Nyborg, while Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (game of Thrones) also returns as Katrine Fønsmark, a prominent journalist.
Soren Malling (the murder) reprises his role as Torben Friis.
Other new cast members include Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The rain), Lucas Lynggaard Tönnesen (The rain), Özlem Saglanmak (App), Simon Bennebjerg (The pact), Johanne Louise Schmidt (DNA) and Magnus Millang (Another round).
What has been said about Borgen: power and glory?
Well, it’s safe to say that fans of the original drama are elated to learn of its return to Netflix. They have been waiting a long time for this:
What the drama nails is the way it seamlessly incorporates politics into its gritty plotlines:
And it’s the bank holiday binge series we’ve been waiting for:
Is there a trailer for Borgen: power and glory?
There certainly is, and it seems that Nyborg must reconcile his views on the climate crisis with his own political career. “You’re not yourself,” a co-worker tells her, to which she simply replies, “I’m adjusting.”
If the trailer is anything to go by, the new series is the kind of chilling political drama we’ve been waiting for. See for yourself here:
when and where will it be Borgen: power and glory be available to view?
Borgen: power and glory will be available to watch on Netflix on June 2.