Borgen (2010 -)

Borgen is on list of best Danish TV Series.

  • Created by Adam Price
  • Cast: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Johan Philip Asbæk and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
  • Production Company: DR Fiktion
  • Seasons: 3

borgen - danish tv series

The Borgen series is a Danish political drama series about the prime ministers way to the top. As you might have guessed from the above pictures, we are talking about a female politician here. She unexpectedly becomes prime minister of Denmark, and faces all the difficulties that come with such power. The Fortress (the International English title) is a nickname for Christiansborg palaces where all the government buildings are located.

It was very popular in Denmark with an average of 1.5 Million viewers per episode. This might not sound like a lot but bear in mind that Denmark only has about 5 million inhabitants. It now also has its fair share of international succes. It has recently been sold to BBC. It also is available in the United States on Link TV.

Trailer – (no english subtitles)

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