Best new Danish TV Shows in 2020 & 2019 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest Danish TV series in 2020 on tv and the best Danish TV series of 2019 & the 2010's. Top Danish TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New Danish TV series in 2020

Top series up for release in 2020

Best Danish TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2020

2019, 2018, 2017 & the 2010's best rated Danish TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • Face to Face

    CAST: Ulrich Thomsen, Alma Ekehed Thomsen & Lars Mikkelsen
    Bjørn, having just experienced the death of his daughter, seeks answers to her demise. Though her death is said by others to be that of a suicide, Bjørn doesn’t buy such a story as he tries to investigate what really happened. Though Bjørn believes he has stumbled onto something big, he may not be ready for the danger he stumbles into with the answers he unearths in this dark crime suspense series of mystery and grit. Watch the trailer of Face to Face

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  • Darkness: Those Who Kill

    CAST: Kenneth M. Christensen, Natalie Madueño & Signe Egholm Olsen
    The duo of the investigator Jan and the profiler Louise are on the case of a missing 17-year-old girl. A pattern emerges when the remains of a similar girl are found, as well as the kidnapping of a girl fitting the same profile. While Jan continues to seek answers, Louise tries to get inside the head of the serial killer to find out how and where he’ll strike next. But they tread down a dark path as they start to see more of their murderer’s perspectiv Watch the trailer of Darkness: Those Who Kill

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  • Liberty

    CREATOR: Asger Leth
    CAST: Connie Nielsen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Sofie Gråbøl, Charlie Karumi
    Liberty is an adaptation of Danish author Jakob Ejersbo's book about the experiences of him and his family in Tanzania. Watch the trailer of Liberty

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    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • The Rain

    CREATOR: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Potalivo & Esben Toft Jacobsen
    CAST: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Lukas Løkken
    A new Danish Netflix show is said to be the new 'Dark'. It's post-apocalyptic show from the maker of the insanely successful political drama... Watch the trailer of The Rain

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    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Greyzone

    CREATOR: Morten Dragsted
    CAST: Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Ardalan Esmaili & Joachim Fjelstrup
    A 2018 Danish Thriller, Greyzone is a character-driven drama and thriller series starring Borgen's Birgitte Hjort Sørensen about the events leading to a terror attack in Scandinavia. She is a drone engineer and gets taking hostage in her own home. Watch the trailer of Greyzone

    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Gidseltagningen

    CREATOR: Kasper Barfoed
    CAST: Johannes Lassen, Alexandre Willaume, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Flemming Enevold
    The fear of terrorism is a great inspiration for movies & tv shows alike. In Gidseltagningen 15 people are held hostage in a Copenhagen underground metro.

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: February 5th, 2017

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  • Herrens veje

    CREATOR: Adam Price
    CAST: Lars Mikkelsen, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Simon Sears, Fanny Louise Bernth
    The English titled Rides Upon the Storm is an upcoming character-driven drama about 'the ways of the lord', or in other words about what faith still means in modern Danish society.

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2017

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  • Bron/Broen

    CREATOR: Hans Rosenfeldt
    CAST: Sofia Helin, Thure Lindhardt & Mikael Birkkjær
    The series starts off with the discovery of a body, exactly at the border between Sweden and Denmark - literary exactly, as half of the body lies on Danish jurisdiction and the other half on Swedish. This means Martin Rohde (a refreshing role by Kim Bodnia, known for portraying hard boiled guys in many Danish films) has to work together with Saga Norén, an autistic inspector (and female overall) from Sweden. The chemistry, or better, the initial lack there of between these two is probably the series’ most interesting quality, but storywise there’s enough to enjoy too.

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    RATING: 86/100

    RELEASE DATE: September 21st, 2011

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  • Borgen

    CREATOR: Adam Price
    CAST: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Emil Poulsen, Freja Riemann
    The series revolves around Birgitte Nyborg, Denmark’s first female prime minister, and her intrigues and manoeuvres to stay in power. Other than House of Cards, which only seems to be interested in showing politics’ immorality and corruption, Borgen gives a pretty nuanced idea of how politics work (in Denmark). Of course there is corruption, but there’s sincere idealism too, which we like to believe is true.

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    RATING: 85/100

    RELEASE DATE: October 29th, 2011

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  • Forbrydelsen

    CREATOR: Søren Sveistrup
    CAST: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe & Nikolaj Lie Kaas
    It was The Killing that paved the way for Danish TV series success abroad. And honestly, The Killings’ brilliance hasn’t been exceeded (yet). The first season takes its time to build up; only after twenty nerve-racking episodes we finally find out who killed young Nanna. The Killing is as much a detective as a political thriller, as inspector Sarah Lind's work often coincides with that of Copenhagen’ politicians. The tone is sombre, the acting is naturalistic and the script is never too far fetched. The series’ unique selling point is Sophie Gråbøl however, who portrays the enigmatic Sarah Lind with a stunning mixture of aloofness, determination and warmth.

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    RATING: 84/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 7th, 2007

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  • Kongen af Danmark

    CREATOR: Jesper Waldvogel Rasmussen
    CAST: Jens Sætter-Lassen, Filippa Suenson, Neel Rønholt, Solbjørg Højfeldt
    Kongen af Danmark or The King appears to be a huge historical production about the history of Denmark's royal house. Very little is known, but there is a teaser out.

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    RATING: 80/100

    RELEASE DATE: July 7th, 2020

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  • Arvingerne

    CREATOR: Maya Ilsøe
    CAST: Trine Dyrholm, Jesper Christensen & Carsten Bjørnlund
    A mother's death leaves her children exposed to family secrets and an inglorious dispute over the family inheritance.

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    RATING: 78/100

    RELEASE DATE: January 1st, 2014

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Next to England, Denmark is one of the few European countries that has a sound reputation with regard to television series. From The Kingdom to Borgen, astonishing shows have been in made in the country, and hopefully we’ll see a lot more. A list with the best Danish TV productions.


Anyone who hasn't been living under a stone for the last couple of years and is interested in quality drama series the slightest, couldn't but notice that Denmark became Europe's purveyor of high quality TV series recently. This might seem peculiar, given the country's modest size and reputation, but obviously there's something irresistable about these shows. It's especially thrillers they're good at, or scandinavian noir as they've already been dubbed. They're raw and authentic, showing the typical land- and cityscapes in all its bleakness, inhabited by enigmatic detectives and cunning politicians. The Killings' protagonist detective Sarah Lund is probably the most iconic of them all. Or better: her inseperable woolen Icelandic sweaters, which became a fashion hype on its own. Anyway, it's about time The Vore sums up what you shouldn't have missed the last couple of years in Danish television.