Netflix have released the first images for the highly anticipated return of Borgen.
The series, titled Borgen – Power & Glory’, follows Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and her staff and the media tasked with covering her, this time in her role as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Like the previous series, Power & Glory will tackle some of the biggest political issues of our time; the relevance of the Danish Realm in the modern world, the superpowers’ battle for control of the Arctic – and not least, the climate crisis. The main story focuses on the struggle for power and what power does to people – both professionally and on a personal level.
Birgitte Nyborg is the newly appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs when a drilling company suddenly discovers oil in Greenland. An event that marks the beginning of an international struggle for power in the Arctic, and one in which Nyborg, the otherwise so experienced politician, must repeatedly accept that despite Denmark’s ‘big brother’ relationship with Greenland, when it comes to the international superpowers, it is Denmark that is the minor player – and a somewhat unruly one at that.
Borgen favoiurite Katrine Fønsmark (Birgitte Hjort Sørensen) will also return. After being Birgitte’s head of press for a while, she is back in journalism and has landed a job as head of the news department for a large, nationwide television station.
The cast includes Sidse Babett Knudsen, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Nivi Pedersen, Svend Hardenberg and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, along with Özlem Saglanmak, Simon Bennebjerg, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Magnus Millang and Darren Pettie. Returning from the original cast are also Søren Malling, Signe Egholm Olsen, Mikael Birkkjær, Lisbeth Wulff, Lars Mikkelsen, Laura Allen Müller Smith, Jens Albinus, Lars Knutzon, Peter Mygind, Morten Kirkskov and Angunnguaq Larsen.
Borgen – Power & Glory will arrive on Thursday 2nd June on Netflix Worldwide.