Keep your calm as Borgen is coming back to the screens, after almost a decade of waiting, with the fourth season. Borgen first aired in Denmark back in 2010 and wrapped up in 2013 with three seasons on air. The series was well received and was an absolute hit in Denmark and the UK.
But, it wasn’t a global hit till Netflix picked it up in 2020 and announced a fourth season. The series follows Birgitte Nyborg Christensen, a minor centrist politician who, with a turn of events, becomes the first female prime minister of Denmark. The series is not limited to her time in office and goes on to portray both personal and professional aspects irrespective of the fact that whether she is the Prime Minister or not. It highlights the struggle of a woman in the field, which is generally considered a feat for men.
Created by Adam Price, the series is based on the screenplay by Jeppe Gjervig Gram, Tobias Lindholm, and Price himself.
Here’s everything we know about Borgen Season 4:
Borgen Season 4 Release Date
Netflix in the Nordic countries released the series on April 14, 2022. This includes Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland. The rest of the world will receive the series on June 2, 2022.
How many episodes will be there in Borgen Season 4?
Borgen Season 4 is expected to have 10 episodes, just like the previous 3 seasons.
Borgen Season 4 Trailer
There has been no news of any trailer release. However, DR has dropped a teaser that clearly gives some idea about the struggles Nybord faces in both personal and professional aspects of her life. Check out the teaser below:
Borgen Season 4 Plot
There has been no announcement yet regarding the plot of Borgen Season 4. However, we can expect it to pick up from where Season 3 left off. By the end of Season 3, New Democrats ended up holding 13 seats which gave Nyborg an option to seize back the power by a coalition, but in a characteristic outbreak of principled thinking, she turned down that chance and instead took up the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs under Lars Hesselboe. Meanwhile, Katrine Fønsmark is now the head of a large department for a nationwide television station after working with Nyborg as her Campaign Manager.
The next season is expected to take up their storylines and explore them further while dealing with the power struggle and its effects on people. According to the extended synopsis by Netflix, the series will also deal with the climate crisis and the superpowers’ battle for the control of the Arctic.
Borgen Season 4 Cast
- Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg
The leader of a minority political party, the “Moderates”, Birgitte finds herself as the first woman prime minister of her country after a series of mishaps.
- Mikael Birkkjær as Phillip Christensen
Philip is Birgitte’s husband, with whom she has two children. The duo splits up in the initial episodes of season two.
- Freja Riemann as Laura Christensen
Laura is Birgitt and Phillip’s daughter.
- Emil Poulsen as Magnus Christensen
Magnus is Birgitt and Phillip’s son.
- Pilou Asbæk as Kasper Juul
He worked as the Communications Chief for Birgitte Nyborg while she was in office and then opted for a career as a Journalist.
- Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark
Initially, she worked as a TV1/Ekspres journalist. However, when Nyborg left the office and formed her own political party by the name New Democrats, she took the job as their Campaign Manager.
- Benedikte Hansen as Hanne Holm
- Søren Malling as Torben Friis
Along with the old cast, a whole heap of new cast members are confirmed to be a part of the upcoming season of Borgen which includes Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Özlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Magnus Millang, Peter Zandersen, Youssef Hvidtfeldt, Charlotte Fich, Pegah Booyash, and more.
Where to stream the previous seasons of Borgen?
Borgen Seasons 1-3 are currently streaming on Netflix.