Borgen Season 4: Release date, teaser, plot and everything we know so far

Borgen Season 4
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The long wait is finally over. After about a decade, Borgen Season 4 is all set to make its way to the viewers’ hearts.

Borgen first aired in Denmark in 2020 with its first season. The series concluded with Season 3, which was released in 2013. Over the course of its airing time, Borgen had gained a huge global fan base. It has been well-received by both audience and critics. The series was a huge hit in UK and Denmark, especially. 

Netflix saw the opportunity and in 2020 partnered with DR (producer) and took over the series to release Borgen Season 4. Borgen follows the story of a politician Birgitte Nyborg who unexpectedly becomes Denmark’s first female prime minister.

Many people believe that the main character, Birgitte Nyborg, is based on Denmark’s first female prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Though it wasn’t until the second season of the show that Helle was elected as the Prime Minister. The creator of the series, Adam Price, once stated, “I definitely want you to believe there is a shred of idealism in Birgitte Nyborg that is real. She’s also become a very professional political being, but there is definitely that idealism, and that’s important.”

Borgen Season 4
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Was Borgen canceled?

Borgen Season 4 was officially renewed and confirmed for a 2022 release in January this year.

Borgen Season 4 Release Date

Borgen Season 4 will be first witnessed by the Nordic countries including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, on Netflix on April 14, 2022. 

The series will be available from June 2, 2022, worldwide.

Borgen Season 4 Teaser

DR has released a teaser for the upcoming season. From the teaser, we get a glimpse of the struggles Nyborg has to face as the first female leader.

Check out the teaser below.

Borgen I Teaser trailer I DR1

What will happen in Borgen Season 4?

According to What’s on Netflix. “The focus of the series will continue to be on Birgitte Nyborg, who is now the Minister for Foreign Affairs, along with her staff.

It further reads, “Meanwhile, Katrine Fønsmark, who was previously Brigette’s head of press, is now the head of a large department for a nationwide television station.”

The official Netflix synopsis reads, “The series 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.”

Borgen Season 4
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Borgen Season 4 Cast

There are many cast members from the previous seasons returning to the show including 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 Wulff as Pia Munk,  and Lars Mikkelsen as Søren Ravn.

Other actors reprising their roles include 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, Gitte Siem Christensen as Kirsten Sejrø, Angunnguaq Larsen as Jens Enok Berthelsen, Freja Riemann as Laura Nyborg Christensen, and Kasper Lange as Dan Vestergaard.

Borgen Season 4
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There is also a long list of new additions to the cast. The A Royal Affair and The Legacy star Mikkel Boe Følsgaard is joining Borgen for its new season. Other new faces include Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Özlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Magnus Millang, Peter Zandersen, Youssef Hvidtfeldt, Charlotte Fich, Pegah Booyash, Karin Bang Heinemeier, Sussie Nøhr, Niklas Herskind, Michael Moritzen, and Viola Martinsen.

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.

Where can you watch Borgen Season 1 to 3?

Borgen Seasons 1-3 are currently streaming on Netflix.