Best new Danish TV Shows in 2023 & 2022 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)

List of the latest Danish TV series in 2023 on tv and the best Danish TV series of 2022 & 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 2023

Top series up for release in 2023

  • Ronja Rövardotter

    CREATOR: Hans Rosenfeldt
    CAST: Kerstin Linden, Jack Bergenholtz Henriksson & Christopher Wagelin
    Ronja is not your average girl. Having been born in a fortress amid a storm, she has grown up around a group of robbers and known a life of mischief. Seeking fun, she ventures off into the forrest whenever she gets a chance to explore. On her meandering days of exploration, she learns all about nature for its many wondrous moments of joys and peculiar moments of cruelty. This coming-of-age tale of adventure is based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren and is adapted by director Lisa James Larsson and writer Hans Rosenfeldt. The cast includes Björn Elgerd, Krista Kosonen, Sverrir Gudnason, Christopher Wagelin, Lancelot Ncube, Kerstin Linden, Maria Nohra, and Fredrik Alfredsson. Read more

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Best Danish TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2023

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 & the 2010's best rated Danish TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
  • Chosen

    CREATOR: Kaspar Munk
    CAST: Malaika Berenth Mosendane, &
    Emma has always felt like an outsider in the Danish town of Middelbo. Middelbo has been known for once being hit by a meteor 17 years ago. It’s a point of pride for the citizens but Emma finds herself questioning this history. She digs into the past of her town and discovers that the story may not be as real as the residents believe it to be. Created by Jannik Tai Mosholt, Kaspar Munk, and Christian Potalivo, this sci-fi mystery series stars Malaika Mosendane, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, and Andreas Dittmer. Watch the trailer of Chosen

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  • White Sands

    CREATOR: A. J. Kazinski
    CAST: Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund, Bodil Jørgensen, Amanda Friis Jürgensen
    When a small seaside town is shaken by the murder of a young man, two detectives are called onto the case. The duo sent on assignment is a woman who is an undercover master and a man who is a skilled German detective. They intend to keep their identity a secret as they investigate the town by posing as a couple. But can they keep their cover and solve the murder before the case turns cold? This mysterious crime story was created by A.J. Kazinski and stars Marie Bach Hansen, Carsten Bjørnlund, and Bodil Jørgensen. Watch the trailer of White Sands

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  • Noia

    CREATOR: Camilla Ramonn
    CAST: Levi Eja Roepstorff, Frederikke Dahl Hansen &
    The friendship of 2 Danish girls fiercely enjoying the trendy nightlife of Copenhagen get their friendship tested when they meet a Techno DJ. Noia is available on DR3, the Danish Broadcasting Channel. Watch the trailer of Noia

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  • 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

    CREATOR: Ina Bruhn
    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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  • 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

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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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  • 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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  • 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. RATING: 85/100

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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. RATING: 84/100

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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. RATING: 86/100

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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. RATING: 78/100

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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. RATING: 80/100

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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. RATING: 80/100

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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. RATING: 80/100

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  • Ragnarok

    CREATOR: Adam Price
    CAST: David Alexander Sjøholt, Jonas Strand Gravli & Theresa Frostad Eggesbø
    Maintaining a record store in a neighborhood that is becoming increasingly gentrified is exceptionally tough for the store owner, Rob (Zoë Kravitz). Yet Rob continues to work there as she loves pop culture and assembling her lists of favorites. Seeking a cure for her heartbreak, she digs through her past relationship and pop culture love hoping to find something more in a store surrounded by music. Based on the movie, this rom-com series additionally stars Jake Lacy, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, and David H. Holmes. Read more

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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.