‘Borgen’ Season 4 Netflix Revival: Everything We Know So Far

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We previously learned in 2020 that Netflix, in a partnership with Danish network DR, would revive the world-famous political drama, Borgen, for a fourth season. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about Borgen season 4, including the full cast list, plot, future trailers, and the 2022 Netflix release date.

Borgen is a Danish political-drama series created by Adam Price, and previously aired on the Danish television network DR1. The series is highly regarded as one of the best Danish dramas, and upon its release on Netflix in September 2020, it became an instant hit with subscribers around the world.


Who are the returning cast members of Borgen?

There are many members of the original cast returning to reprise their roles from the series original run:

Cast Member Role
Sidse Babett Knudsen Birgitte Nyborg
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen Katrine Fønsmark
Søren Malling Torben Friis
Signe Egholm Olsen Anne Sophie Lindenkrone
Mikael Birkkjær Philip Christensen
Lisbeth Wulff Pia Munk
Lars Mikkelsen Søren Ravn
Laura Allen Müller Smith Nadia Barazani
Jens Albinus Jon Berthelsen
Lars Knutzon Bent Sejrø
Peter Mygind Michael Laugesen
Morten Kirkskov Niels Erik Lund
Gitte Siem Christensen Kirsten Sejrø
Angunnguaq Larsen Jens Enok Berthelsen
Freja Riemann Laura Nyborg Christensen
Kasper Lange Dan Vestergaard

Lead actress Sidse Babett Knudsen had the following to say about the series continuation:

We’re finally getting started with Borgen again, and it’s definitely about time. I have been looking forward to this moment so much that I feel like I am about to explode. I look forward to meeting all the new characters, people on both sides of the camera (and the desks), and to revisiting the ‘old ones’ from the first seasons. You should be careful with what you say, but I have sky-high expectations on this project. And most of all, I look forward to moving back into Birgitte Nyborg. What a privilege to be able to ride the carousel once again with this character that I love so much.

Who are the new cast members of Borgen?

There’s a whole heap of new cast members confirmed to be starring in the next season of Borgen:

Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard A Royal Affair | Land of Mine | The Legacy
Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen The Rain | Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes | Ildfugel
Özlem Saglanmak Truth About Men | Shorta | Sons of Denmark
Simon Bennebjerg The Guilty | Delphi | A Report on the Party and the Guests
Johanne Louise Schmidt The Absent One | Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith | Journal 64
Magnus Millang Danish Dynamite | Heavy Load | Kein Problem
Peter Zandersen Follow the Money | Dicte: Crime Reporter | Nordvest
Youssef Hvidtfeldt Yes No Maybe | The Danish Boys | Chicky Red Grill
Charlotte Fich Just Another Love Story | Love and Rage | Unit 1
Pegah Booyash Deliver US | Dream State | Darkness: Those Who Will
Karin Bang Heinemeier Darkness: Those Who Kill | Rita | Pros and Cons
Sussie Nøhr A Hijacking | Lisa | Hunting Season
Niklas Herskind Neon Heart | Blurred Vision | Pinkies begravelse
Michael Moritzen The Idiots | Forbrydelsen | Daisy Diamond
Viola Martinsen Equinox | Splitting Up Together | What a Circus!

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard expressed his delight to Netflix about taking part in the upcoming season:

5-6 years ago, I lived in England for a period of time. When I told people over there that I was from Denmark, it wasn’t Michael Laudrup, Queen Margrethe nor Aqua they started to talk about; it was Borgen. Everyone had seen it. Everyone wanted to discuss it. Everyone praised it. I look forward to getting started with the production and to become a part of Borgen’s universe. I am incredibly happy and proud to be able to carry on the legacy of one of the biggest Danish TV series, a series that has paved the way for the great success that Danish TV has had for many years, and which all of us in the film and TV industry now stand on the shoulders of.


What is the plot of the new season of Borgen?

The focus of the series will continue to be on Birgitte Nyborg, who is now the Foreign Minister, along with her staff, the media tasked with covering her career. Meanwhile, Katrine Fønsmark, who was previously Brigette’s head of press, is now the head of a large department for a nationwide television station.

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Sidse Babett Knudsen AS Birgitte Nyborg (left) and Pilou Asbaek as Kasper Juul (left)


When is the Borgen season 4 Netflix release date?

It was confirmed with the announcement of the series return that the new season of Borgen will premiere sometime in 2022. An exact month hasn’t been confirmed, and we can expect to learn more in the coming months.

The Danish network DR will air the series first before episodes are distributed on Netflix worldwide.


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