Borgen to be revived on Netflix

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Seven years after the addictive Danish series ended, it’s set to return with a new home on the streaming service…

In a surprising turn of events, Netflix has announced that it is bringing back Denmark’s breakout political drama Borgen for a new series. Danish broadcaster DR approved the revival in a new deal finalised this month.

Borgen originally aired between 2010 and 2013, and this new series will again star Sidse Babett Knudsen as Danish politician Birgitte Nyborg. Also returning is Nyborg’s former press chief, Katrine Fonsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sorensen). Borgen creator Adam Price will write all eight new episodes, which are eyeing a 2022 release date. In the meantime, we’ll be able to rewatch the first three seasons on Netflix later on in 2020.

“Ten years ago, Borgen helped redefine the global television landscape, showing that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere,” said Lina Brouneus, director co-production and acquisition at Netflix, in a statement. “We are immensely proud to partner with DR and the whole creative team to bring this worldwide phenomenon back and to give Borgen‘s legion of fans the chance to be gripped once again.”

According to THR, the fourth series “will focus on Birgitte Nyborg, her staff and the media tasked with covering her in the new role as Danish foreign minister. Fonsmark, once Nyborg’s head of press, has in the new series returned to journalism and is the news director for a major nationwide television station.”

“We are very excited that we, in partnership with Netflix, are able to bring Borgen and its characters back to life,” said Christian Rank, drama director at DR. “We look forward to revisiting the universe and the characters to tell a current and highly topical story about a hot political topic with international implications.”