Netflix Teams with Denmark’s DR to Bring Back Borgen


Netflix is partnering with DR, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, for new episodes of the political drama Borgen.

The new Borgen, which will premiere on DR before becoming available on Netflix around the world in 2022, reunites the creative team and talent behind the Peabody- and BAFTA-winning series. That includes creator Adam Price and lead actresses Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen as Katrine Fønsmark.

Borgen will be produced by SAM Productions, a Danish screenwriter-based production company, and is written by Price (Borgen, Ragnarok). The executive producer is Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia) and the producer is Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Ragnarok, Something’s Rockin’).

Originally, Borgen debuted in 2010, with a second season in 2011 and a third season in 2013. For the first time ever, the first three seasons of Borgen will be available on Netflix globally later this year.

Christian Rank, drama director at DR, said: “Borgen is a unique Danish story about the political and personal drama that unfolds among the people in charge of leading our country. We are very excited that we in partnership with Netflix are able to bring Borgen and its characters back to life. 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.’’

Lina Brouneus, director of co-production and acquisition at Netflix, said: “Ten years ago Borgen helped redefine the global television landscape, showing that great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. 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.’’